The BigData Top100 List initiative is an open community-based effort for benchmarking big data systems.

The objective is to develop an end-to-end application-layer benchmark for big data applications to enable ranking of big data systems according to a well-defined, verifiable/audited performance metric, with an accompanying efficiency metric.

With “big data” becoming a major force of innovation across enterprises of all sizes, new platforms for managing big data sets are being announced with some regularity, with increasingly more features. The BigData Top100 initiative is interested in developing metrics to enable comparability among such platforms.

We actively seek community input into this process.