July 22, 2018


June 16-17, 2015
Sixth Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking (6th WBDB)

University of Toronto




The Sixth Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking (6th WBDB) will be held on June 16-17, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Formed in 2012, the Workshop Series on Big Data Benchmarking has conducted five successful workshops, bringing together industry experts and the academic community towards the development of benchmarks for providing objective measures of the effectiveness of hardware and software systems dealing with big data applications.

These workshops have become a leading international forum for discussing and disseminating the latest trends, challenges, and ideas around big data benchmarking and related applications scenarios, in industry and research. Discussions initiated in these workshops have led to the creation of a formal TPC benchmark called, TPCx-HS (for Hadoop Systems). A new TPC working group, called TPC-BigBench, has also been established to develop the next TPC big data benchmark. Ideas for BigBench originated in the WBDB workshops. A SPEC Research Group on Big Data was also formed in October 2014, to discuss benchmarks that model "end-to-end" scenarios for big data, covering different data genres, e.g. graphs, streams, unstructured data, as well as structured records.

The 6th WBDB workshop will focus on the following topics:

    • Ideas and proposals for TPC and SPEC-style benchmarks
    • Synthetic data generation; measurement and metrics
    • Benchmarking next-generation hardware systems
    • Graph analytics
    • New applications scenarios based on social media
    • Socio-cultural dynamics and applications to security and privacy

      For more information, please visit the workshop's website here: http://clds.sdsc.edu/wbdb2015.ca


Online Registration


To register for the workshop online, please follow this link: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/register?form_selection=benchmarking


  on/before June 5

After June 5

Student $ 50 $ 50
Regular $ 125 $ 250

Fees waived for students with accepted papers.


Online registration extended to end of day, June 15.