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Transaction Processing Performance Council Announces Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPC TC 2009).

Collocated with VLDB 2009 and Keynoted by Michael Stonebraker, the TPC Issues Call for Papers

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), a non-profit organization that defines transaction processing and database benchmarks, and distributes vendor-neutral performance data to the industry, today announced the second conference in its 20th anniversary workshop series. Entitled the TPC Technology Conference on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking (TPC TC 2009), the conference will be collocated with the 35th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) on August 24, 2009 in Lyon, France. The TPC is a co-sponsor of VLDB 2009, and conference registration information is available at

The TPC has issued a call for papers for presentation at the conference, for publication in workshop materials and for consideration in future benchmark developments. Researchers, industry experts and analysts are encouraged to submit innovative ideas and methodologies in performance evaluation, measurement, and characterization within, but not limited to, the following areas: appliance, business intelligence, cloud computing, complex event processing, database performance optimizations, green computing, data compression, disaster tolerance and recovery, energy and space efficiency, hardware innovations, high speed data generation, hybrid workloads or operational data warehousing, unstructured data management, software management and maintenance, virtualization and very large memory systems. The deadline for abstract submission is June 5, 2009, and additional information, including submission guidelines, is available at

The TPC TC 2009 keynote speaker will be Michael Stonebraker, recognized as one of the top five software developers of the 20th century and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "The TPC has been integral in shaping the landscape of modern transaction processing and database benchmarks over the past twenty years," said Stonebraker. "The organization remains committed to developing robust benchmarks to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry, and the TPC TC is a powerful forum in which industry experts can help guide the direction of future benchmark development."

"We anticipate a strong response to our call for papers," said Karl Huppler, chairman of the TPC. "The TPC TC, collocated with VLDB 2009, offers a tremendous opportunity for those who want to influence the development of future benchmarks. The TPC looks forward to gaining additional insight into issues facing today's data center managers, as well as insight into emerging database technologies - both key steps in creating benchmarks of the future."

The TPC currently has four active benchmarks: TPC-C and TPC-E for online transaction processing, TPC-H for decision support for ad hoc queries and TPC-App for business-to-business transactional Web services. In addition, the TPC is defining an Energy specification, which will incorporate energy-efficiency metrics into all of the existing TPC benchmarks. The TPC's most recent benchmark development effort is in the area of ETL (Extract/Transform/Load), with a subcommittee formed in November 2008. Additional information on current and upcoming TPC benchmarks is available at:

Organizations that are interested in influencing the TPC benchmarking development process, gaining timely access to ongoing proceedings and producing robust, higher performing products are encouraged to become members. Academic and government institutions are also encouraged to join the TPC. Additional information, including membership levels and pricing, is available 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. VLDB 2009, the 35th conference in the series, will be held in Lyon, France. The conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops. It will cover current issues in database and information systems research. Databases remain one of the technological cornerstones of emerging applications of the twenty-first century. Further information is available at

About the TPC

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (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 25 full members: AMD, Bull, Dell, Fujitsu, Fusion IO, Greenplum, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Ingres, Intel, Kickfire, Microsoft, NEC, Netezza, Oracle, ParAccel, Sun, Sybase, Syncsort, Teradata, Unisys, Vertica, VMware and XSPRADA. The TPC also has three associate members: Ideas International, ITOM International Co and TTA. Further information is available at

TPC TC 2009 Contacts

Raghunath Nambiar, General Chair, Meikel Poess, Program Committee Chair, Nicholas Wakou, Publicity Committee Chair,
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