The TPC announced industry’s first standard – TPC Express Benchmark HS (TPCx-HS) – for benchmarking Big Data systems in August 2014. According to the TPC, this benchmark standard is designed to provide the industry with verifiable performance, price-performance and availability metrics of hardware and software systems dealing with Big Data.
The benchmark can be used to asses a broad range of system topologies and implementation of Hadoop systems in a technically rigorous and directly comparable, in a vendor-neutral manner.
In a blog post, Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco Distinguished Engineer and Chairman of TPC’s Big Data Standards Committee announced the first-ever TPCx-HS results marking a new milestone in the history of industry standard benchmarks.
The benchmark was conducted on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with 16 Cisco UCS C240M3 Servers running MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop.
This is very relevant in today’s market place where many customers are struggling to compare the performer and price-performance of various platforms for Big Dta.This standard is expected to be quickly adapted by the industry as this is only standard available today that can provide verifiable performance and price-performance metric.
Industry’s First Ever Standard Based Benchmark Result for Big Data
Raghunath Nambiar, Cisco | January 9, 2015 at 10:11 am PST