Following the successful workshop “Towards an Industry Standard for Benchmarking Big Data Workloads” (WBDB 2012) held in May 2012 in San Jose , the Second Workshop on Benchmarking Big Data Workloads (WBDB2012.in)  will be held in Pune, India from 17 to 18 December at the Hinjewadi Campus of Persistent Systems Ltd, colocated with the 18th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD 2012) .
I have the great pleasure to co-chair this workshop with my distinguished colleagues Chaitanya Baru, Meikel Poess, Milind Bhandarkar and Tilmann Rabl with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF.gov).
The objective of the workshop series is to foster the development of industry standards for providing objective measures of the effectiveness of hardware and software systems dealing with Big Data. Several industry experts and researchers are expected to present and debate their vision on benchmarking big data platforms.
 WBDB 2012.in http://clds.ucsd.edu/wbdb2012.in, CFP: http://clds.ucsd.edu/sites/clds.ucsd.edu/files/WBDB.in_.cfp_.pdf
 WBDB 2012 http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/towards-an-industry-standard-for-benchmarking-big-data-workloads/, http://clds.ucsd.edu/wbdb2012/
 COMAD 2012 http://comad.in/comad2012
 WBDB 2012.in Program Committee http://clds.ucsd.edu/wbdb2012.in/organizers