The Case for Moving From TPC to Database Throughput Units in Database Performance Comparisons

Scientific testing is based on controls, transparency, and repeatability. Whenever we as technical professionals want to test the performance of a database system, we search for a series of tests that show the system’s metrics against a standard. But the scientific basis for using the most common standard, the Transaction Performance Council (TPC) measurements (http://www.tpc.org/),…

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New Content for Microsoft Azure’s HDInsight for March 2014

New HDInsight Content released in March: Avro SDK  – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn469975.aspx Getting started with HDInsight (YouTube video) –  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDrz-Fkcb9WWdY-Yp6D4fTC1ll_3lU-QS                   Monitor HDInsight clusters using the Ambari API – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hdinsight-monitor-use-ambari-api/ Analyze flight delay data using HDInsight – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hdinsight-analyze-flight-delay-data/ Analyze Twitter data using HDInsight – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hdinsight-analyze-twitter-data/ Use Oozie with HDInsight – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hdinsight-use-oozie/ Use time-based Oozie coordinator with HDInsight -…

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