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Transaction Processing Performance Council Announces 15th Annual Technology Conference 

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2023 — The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) announced a call-for-papers for its 15th annual Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPCTC 2023). The conference will be collocated with the 49th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2023) in Vancouver, BC on August 28, 2023.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Researchers and industry experts are encouraged to submit ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation, measurement and characterization in areas including, but not limited to:

·       Artificial Intelligence

·       Big Data Analytics

·       Blockchain

·       Cloud Computing

·       Complex event processing

·       Database Optimizations

·       Disaggregated Data Center

·       Hybrid workloads

·       Hyperscale Data Center

·       In-memory databases

·       Internet of Things

·       Robotics and Automation

·       Social media infrastructure

·       Sustainability

·       Virtualization

·       Lessons learned in practice using TPC workloads

·       General enhancements to TPC workloads

Papers should be submitted electronically by Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at: Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and listed on ACM DL and DBLP. Select papers will be considered for future TPC benchmark developments.

“The TPCTC is celebrating its 15th year as the premier convention where experts gather to share ideas for improving industry-standard benchmarks, for creating completely new benchmarks, and for enhancing existing benchmarks,” said Meikel Poess, general chair of the conference and consulting member of technical staff at Oracle Corporation. “Papers presented at our past conferences have directly resulted in the creation of new benchmark standards across a number of cutting-edge areas including AI, cloud and beyond.”

Surge in TPC Benchmark Submissions:

Recently there have been two particular areas in TPC benchmark development that have gained notable momentum, as organizations submit and publish results:

·       TPCx-AI. An end-to-end AI benchmark standard developed by the TPC, which has had 13 results published to date, and 10 of those results published in the last six months.

·       TPC OSS initiative. The TPC now hosts a GitHub repository to foster the development of open source benchmark suites. The first suite to be included is HammerDB. It implements benchmarks derived from popular TPC enterprise class benchmarks, such as TPROC-C for OLTP workloads and TPROC-H for analytics workloads. HammerDB makes running these workloads straightforward and cost-effective on the world’s most popular databases supporting Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Db2, MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL. So far, HammerDB has been downloaded over 300,000 times.

“The TPCTC has been an instrumental forum for submitting new ideas for benchmark development,” said Hamesh Patel, chair of the TPCx-AI committee and principal engineer at Intel Corporation. “And as an organization, the TPC has a particularly striking track record of turning submissions into real-world benchmarks. For example, just over the past few months, the AI community has benefitted substantially from a particularly rapid increase in the number of submitted and published TPCx-AI results.”

“The TPC’s recent efforts have also benefitted the open source community,” continued Andy Bond, chair of the TPC-OSS group and performance engineer at Red Hat. “We’ve seen an incredible number of HammerDB downloads – 300,000 and counting – since the release of our OSS benchmarks. We look forward to seeing what open source based ideas this years’ TPCTC submissions will bring.”

Additional information on TPCTC 2023 is available online at: And a special invitation for academic and government institutions can be found online at:

About VLDB

Very Large Data Base Endowment Inc. (VLDB Endowment) is a non-profit organization incorporated in the United States for the sole purpose of promoting and exchanging scholarly work in databases and related fields throughout the world. One of its vehicles for achieving its objectives is the sponsorship and support of the annual VLDB conference, a premier annual international forum for database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users.

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About the TPC

The TPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define transaction processing and database benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable TPC performance data to the industry. The TPC currently has 22 full members: Actian, Alibaba, AMD, Borrui Data Technology, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi, Huawai, Intel, Inspur, Lenovo, Microsoft, Mettrix, Nutanix, NVIDIA, Oracle, redhat, Transwarp, TTA and Vmware; and four associate members: imec, CAITCT Tsinghua University and the University of Coimbra.

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Source: TPC

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