LDBC’s Social Network Benchmark (LDBC SNB) is an effort intended to test various functionalities of systems used for graph-like data management. For this, LDBC SNB uses the recognizable scenario of operating a social network, characterized by its graph-shaped data.
The LDBC SNB benchmark is modeled around the operation of a real social network site. This represents a relevant use case for the following reasons:
- It is simple to understand for a large audience, as it is arguably present in our every-day life in different shapes and forms.
- It allows testing a complete range of interesting challenge,s by means of different workloads targeting systems of different nature and characteristics.
- A social network can be scaled, allowing the design of a scaleable benchmark targeting systems of different sizes and budgets.