Conference Schedule - PGCon 2020

Building Better Benchmarks

Date: 2020-05-27
Time: 11:00–11:45
Room: Stream 3
Level: Intermediate

TPC, SSBM, YCSB... These are just some of the database benchmarks that are out in the wild. Yet there are many derivatives, implementations and variations of these and other benchmarks. The differences between them vary between ease of use, and effectiveness at testing at large scales. End-user licensing agreements and licensing of the software being used can be just as prohibitive as the test itself for being able to measure the performance of your software.

"Better" is certainly subjective. From the point of view of open source software developers, we want something that:

  • can push the limits our of software and hardware
  • we are allowed to modify and change to better suit our needs
  • can be shared with colleagues and the world about the achievements made

The current state of the art is surveyed for what is available to help us now and what hurdles remain in order for us to be able to do more. These hurdles only remain as opportunities for us to overcome with open source solutions.



The following slides have been made available for this session:


Mark Wong