Plug and Play Bench: Simplifying Big Data Benchmarking Using Containers [article]

Sheriffo Ceesay, Adam Barker, Blesson Varghese
2017 arXiv   pre-print
The recent boom of big data, coupled with the challenges of its processing and storage gave rise to the development of distributed data processing and storage paradigms like MapReduce, Spark, and NoSQL databases. With the advent of cloud computing, processing and storing such massive datasets on clusters of machines is now feasible with ease. However, there are limited tools and approaches, which users can rely on to gauge and comprehend the performance of their big data applications deployed
more » ... cally on clusters, or in the cloud. Researchers have started exploring this area by providing benchmarking suites suitable for big data applications. However, many of these tools are fragmented, complex to deploy and manage, and do not provide transparency with respect to the monetary cost of benchmarking an application. In this paper, we present Plug And Play Bench, an infrastructure aware abstraction built to integrate and simplify the deployment of big data benchmarking tools on clusters of machines. PAPB automates the tedious process of installing, configuring and executing common big data benchmark workloads by containerising the tools and settings based on the underlying cluster deployment framework. Our proof of concept implementation utilises HiBench as the benchmark suite, HDP as the cluster deployment framework and Azure as the cloud platform. The paper further illustrates the inclusion of cost metrics based on the underlying Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
arXiv:1711.09138v2 fatcat:by6vcwv44bdqlfjgftwsp2qwua