These web pages describe a collection of open-source stream processing benchmarks we have defined, called FireHose. We are inviting users and authors of various stream-processing frameworks to implement and experiment with the benchmarks in order to refine/expand their definitions and collect performance results. After this initial phase, we plan to create a new FireHose web site, which will include the definition of the benchmarks, sample software implementations, and performance results. We hope the benchmarks and the WWW site will stimulate further discussion and interactions within the streaming community.
The sponsors of the FireHose benchmarks are Karl Anderson (DoD) and Steve Plimpton (Sandia National Labs).