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[103-2] TPC-DS: Decision Support Benchmark for Cloudberry Database
Run the TPC-DS benchmark automatically on an existing Cloudberry Database cluster.

This tool is based on the benchmark tool Pivotal TPC-DS. This repo contains automation of running the DS benchmark on an existing CloudberryDB cluster.


TPC-DS is a decision support benchmark that models several generally applicable aspects of a decision support system, including queries and data maintenance. The benchmark provides a representative evaluation of performance as a general purpose decision support system. A benchmark result measures query response time in single user mode, query throughput in multi user mode and data maintenance performance for a given hardware, operating system, and data processing system configuration under a controlled, complex, multi-user decision support workload. The purpose of TPC benchmarks is to provide relevant, objective performance data to industry users. You can learn more about TPC-DS from the TPC website.


Supported TPC-DS Versions

TPC has published the following TPC-DS standards over time:

TPC-DS Benchmark VersionPublished DateStandard Specification
3.2.0 (latest)06/15, 2021
2.1.011/12, 2015
1.3.1 (earliest)02/19, 2015

As of version 1.2 of this tool TPC-DS 3.2.0 is used.



This is a follow-up tutorial for previous bootcamp steps. Please make sure to have the environment ready for Cloudberry Database Sandbox up and running.

All the following examples use the standard hostname convention of CloudberryDB using mdw for master node, and sdw1..n for the segment nodes.

TPC-DS Tools Dependencies

Install the dependencies on mdw for compiling the dsdgen (data generation) and dsqgen (query generation).

docker exec -it $(docker ps -q) /bin/bash
yum -y install gcc make byacc

The source code is from


TPC-H and TPC-DS packages are already under "mdw:/tmp/" folder.

[gpadmin@mdw tmp]$ ls -rlt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 24520013 Jul 27 14:18 TPC-H-CBDB.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 7096941 Jul 27 14:18 TPC-DS-CBDB.tar.gz


To run the benchmark, login as gpadmin on mdw in the CloudberryDB Sandbox, and execute the following command::

su - gpadmin
tar xzf TPC-DS-CBDB.tar.gz

The TPC-DS benchmark needs a few minutes to run before you get the final report, which depends on your machine's hardware. You may check the TPC-DS execution log information file under the same directory with a similar name as below.