Jackpine: A Spatial Database Benchmark
growing popularity of Web Mapping and Location based services, the
spatial support in the major relational databases have become
increasingly important. The spatial functionalities across the
commercial and open-source databases differ widely and there is no
standard spatial database benchmark to compare such diverse offerings.
Jackpine is a database benchmark to evaluate spatial database
performance. It was developed by researchers at the Systems Lab at the
University of Toronto's Computer Science department. The
benchmark includes a number of carefully chosen spatial workloads and
is extensible so that new test scenarios can be added.
Jackpine is publicly available for the researchers and academic users. The latest binary release can be downloaded here.
The source is available here. Detailed instructions about how
to download the data set (shape files) are provided along with the
distribution, a copy of which can be downloaded from here.
Trivia: the Jackpine is a species of pine tree. It is also the name of a famous painting by Canadian painter Tom Thomson.