May 19, 2003
XML Database Benchmarks
No authoritative group has recognized any benchmark for XML
There are five academic benchmarks
The Michigan Benchmark (Univ. of Michigan)
XOO7 (Natl Univ. of Singapore)
XBench (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada)
XMach1 (Univ. of Leipzig)
XMark (National Research Institute for Mathematics and
Computer Science in the Netherlands)
The Michigan Benchmark is designed to allow developers to tune
databases. The others are usable for this project.
None of them provides an adequate test of extensibility, in my opinion.
The extensibility they allow is within the bounds of predefined