The Big Data 100 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.
The Big Data Alliance (BDA) is an organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for realizing business success within Big Data, and to provide education on the uses of Big Data to help data-driven decision makers, managers, and data practitioners. The Big Data Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.
Identify the requirements of Big Data solutions that meet the challenges facing Big Data today and tomorrow. Define usage models that support emerging Big Data requirements in an open, industry-standard and multi-vendor fashion. Influence industry innovation focus with a collective membership commitment to utilize the Alliance¡¯s Usage Model Roadmap to drive purchasing decisions of Big Data solutions.
Supply a consistent and accurate view of Big Data. Be recognized by the industry as the Big Data resource. Promote Big Data market development. Achieve transparency of cost, service levels and reporting across the ecosystem.