In the News: USENIX researchers get a grip on Hadoop performance
Cristina Abad, a May 2014 computer science Ph.D. graduate at Illinois, has developed a benchmark designed to model the performance of next-generation storage systems, called MimesisBench, which was featured in ITWorld and PCWorld. Abad worked with ITI's Roy Campbell on this research.
From the article:
"Abad has developed a benchmark designed to model the performance of next-generation storage systems, called MimesisBench, and has modeled a workload on a Yahoo 4,100 node cluster running on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).
The benchmark can help determine if a storage system can accommodate an increased workload, which can be valuable information for determining whether to make major architectural changes when increasing the throughput of a data processing system."