Five Easy Tips for Benchmarking In-Memory Data Grids

Having spoken with many customers evaluating our product I am noticing that a majority of folks evaluating in-memory computing, whether it be data grid, map reduce, or streaming, do not know how to appropriately perform benchmarking. The right approach to distributed in-memory benchmarking is very different than benchmarking disk-based products, like databases, and generally requires experience and understanding of the delicate details of how network and garbage collections behave under load.