Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sherif Sakr, Albert Y. Zomaya


  • Meikel PoessEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77525-8_126



An enterprise class decision support benchmark by the Transaction Processing Performance Council examines large volumes of data to answer critical ad hoc business questions. It executes a suite of complex ad hoc SQL queries in single- and multiuser modes together with concurrent data modifications. The queries and the data populating the database have broad industry-wide relevance while maintaining a sufficient degree of ease of implementation.

Historical Background

The first decision support benchmark, TPC-D, was released to the public by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) on May 5, 1995. For the technology available at that time, TPC-D imposed many challenges both on hardware and on DBMS systems. It implemented a data warehouse using a 3rd normal form (3NF) schema consisting of eight tables. Anticipating the data explosion of data warehouses in the industry, TPC-D was developed to scale from 1 GB to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Server TechnologiesOracle CorporationRedwood ShoresUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Meikel Poess
    • 1
  • Tilmann Rabl
    • 2
  1. 1.Server TechnologiesOracleRedwood ShoresUSA
  2. 2.Database Systems and Information Management GroupTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany