Database Performance Comparisons: An Inspection of Fairness

Uwe Hohenstein, Martin Jergler

Abstract

Special benchmarks and performance comparisons have been published to analyze and stress the outstanding performance of new database technologies. Quite often, the comparisons show that newly upcoming database technologies provide higher performance than traditional relational ones. In this paper, we show that these performance comparisons are not always meaningful and should not encourage one to jump to fast conclusions. We revisit certain statements about comparisons between the Neo4j graph database and relational systems and indicate a couple of possible reasons for coming up with bad performance such as inappropriate or default configurations, and too straightforward implementations. Moreover, we refute some stated issues about the bad performance of relational systems by using a PostgreSQL database for commonly used test scenarios. We conclude with some considerations of fairness.

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Hohenstein U. and Jergler M. (2019). Database Performance Comparisons: An Inspection of Fairness.In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA, ISBN 978-989-758-377-3, pages 243-250. DOI: 10.5220/0007926602430250


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@conference{data19,
author={Uwe Hohenstein and Martin Jergler},
title={Database Performance Comparisons: An Inspection of Fairness},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,},
year={2019},
pages={243-250},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007926602430250},
isbn={978-989-758-377-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,
TI - Database Performance Comparisons: An Inspection of Fairness
SN - 978-989-758-377-3
AU - Hohenstein U.
AU - Jergler M.
PY - 2019
SP - 243
EP - 250
DO - 10.5220/0007926602430250