Synopsis: Now is the time to finalize the interactive part of the Social Network Benchmark (SNB). The benchmark must be both credible in a real social network setting and pose new challenges. There are many hard queries but not enough representation for what online systems in fact do. So, the workload mix must strike a balance between the practice and presenting new challenges.
In previous posts (this and this) we briefly introduced the design goals and philosophy behind DATAGEN, the data generator used in LDBC-SNB. In this post, I will explain how to use DATAGEN to generate the necessary datatsets to run LDBC-SNB. Of course, as DATAGEN is continuously under development, the instructions given in this tutorial might change in the future.
The LDBC Social Network Benchmark (SNB) is composed of three distinct workloads, interactive, business intelligence and graph analytics. This post introduces the interactive workload.
The benchmark measures the speed of queries of medium complexity against a social network being constantly updated. The queries are scoped to a user's social environment and potentially access data associated with the friends or a user and their friends.