Association for Computing Machinery
The authors provide a summary of the outcomes from the Workshop on Big Data Benchmarking (WBDB2012) held on May 8-9, 2012 in San Jose, CA. The workshop discussed a number of issues related to big data benchmarking definitions and benchmark processes, and was attended by 60 invitees representing 45 different organizations from industry and academia. Attendees were selected based on their experience and expertise in one or more areas of big data, database systems, performance benchmarking, and big data applications. The participants concluded that there exists both a need and an opportunity for defining benchmarks to capture the end-to-end aspects of big data applications.