A micro-benchmark is an experimental tool that studies a given aspect (e.g., performance, resource consumption) of XML processing tool. The studied aspect is called the target of the micro-benchmark. A micro-benchmark includes a parametric measure and guidelines, explaining which data and/or operation parameters may impact the target, and suggesting value ranges for these parameters.
Micro-benchmarks help capture the behavior of an XML processing system on a given operation, as a result of varying one given parameter. In other words, the goal of a micro-benchmark is to study the precise effect of a given system feature or aspect in isolation.
Micro-benchmarks were first introduced for object-oriented databases . An XML benchmark sharing some micro-benchmark features is the Michigan benchmark . The MemBeR project , developed jointly by researchers at INRIA Futurs, the University of Amsterdam, and University of Antwerpen provides a comprehensive repository...
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