The Linear Road benchmark was devised in 2004 to
compare Stream Data Management Systems. Walmart selected Linear Road to compare performance of streaming analytic
offerings. IBM implemented the benchmark application using Redis to maintain state, and IBM Streams to handle the
incoming events and queries. Walmart had to completely revamp the data drivers and test verification to take advantage
of multicore multithreaded servers available today. Tests were run on Microsoft Azure cloud to ensure fair comparison of
vendors. Redis and IBM Streams handled nearly 1 billion events in a 3 hour test on a single 16 core Azure node, and 3.8 billion
when scaled out to 4 nodes. Come learn about the application and near linear scalability of Redis and IBM Streams.