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Re: [PROPOSAL] Test performance of basic Apache Beam operations

I agree that we can benefit from having two types of performance tests (low and high level) that could complement each other.
Can we detect a regression (if any) automatically and send a report about that? Sorry if we already do that for Nexmark.

On 11 Sep 2018, at 11:29, Etienne Chauchot <echauchot@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Lukasz,

Well, having low level byte[] based pure performance tests makes sense. And having high level realistic model (Nexmark auction system) makes sense also to avoid testing unrealistic pipelines as you describe.

Have common code between the 2 seems difficult as both the architecture and the model are different.

I'm more concerned about having two CI mechanisms to detect functionnal/performance regressions.

Le lundi 10 septembre 2018 à 18:33 +0200, Łukasz Gajowy a écrit :
In my opinion and as far as I understand Nexmark, there are some benefits to having both types of tests. The load tests we propose can be very straightforward and clearly show what is being tested thanks to the fact that there's no fixed model but very "low level" KV<byte[], byte[]> collections only. They are more flexible in shapes of the pipelines they can express e.g. fanout_64, without having to think about specific use cases.

Having both types would allow developers to decide whether they want to create a new Nexmark query for their specific case or develop a new Load test (whatever is easier and more fits their case). However, there is a risk - with KV<byte[], byte[]> developer can overemphasize cases that can never happen in practice, so we need to be careful about the exact configurations we run. 

Still, I can imagine that there surely will be code that should be common to both types of tests and we seek ways to not duplicate code.



pon., 10 wrz 2018 o 16:36 Etienne Chauchot <echauchot@xxxxxxxxxx> napisał(a):
It seems that there is a notable overlap with what Nexmark already does:
Nexmark mesures performance and regression by exercising all the Beam model in both batch and streaming modes with several runners. It also computes on synthetic data. Also nexmark is already included as PostCommits in the CI and dashboards.

Shall we merge the two?



Le lundi 10 septembre 2018 à 12:56 +0200, Łukasz Gajowy a écrit :
Hello everyone, 

thank you for all your comments to the proposal. To sum up: 

A set of performance tests exercising Core Beam Transforms (ParDo, GroupByKey, CoGroupByKey, Combine) will be implemented for Java and Python SDKs. Those tests will allow to: 
  • measure performance of the transforms on various runners
  • exercise the transforms by creating stressful conditions and big loads using Synthetic Source and Synthetic Step API (delays, keeping cpu busy or asleep, processing large keys and values, performing fanout or reiteration of inputs)
  • run both in batch and streaming context
  • gather various metrics
  • notice regressions by comparing data from consequent Jenkins runs  
Metrics (runtime, consumed bytes, memory usage, split/bundle count) can be gathered during test invocations. We will start with runtime and leverage Metrics API to collect the other metrics in later phases of development. 
The tests will be fully configurable through pipeline options and it will be possible to run any custom scenarios manually. However, a representative set of testing scenarios will be run periodically using Jenkins.


śr., 5 wrz 2018 o 20:31 Rafael Fernandez <rfernand@xxxxxxxxxx> napisał(a):
neat! left a comment or two

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:53 AM Łukasz Gajowy <lgajowy@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi all! 

I'm bumping this (in case you missed it). Any feedback and questions are welcome!

Best regards, 

pon., 13 sie 2018 o 13:51 Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> napisał(a):
Hi Lukasz,

Thanks for the update, and the abstract looks promising.

Let me take a look on the doc.


On 13/08/2018 13:24, Łukasz Gajowy wrote:
> Hi all, 
> since Synthetic Sources API has been introduced in Java and Python SDK,
> it can be used to test some basic Apache Beam operations (i.e.
> GroupByKey, CoGroupByKey Combine, ParDo and ParDo with SideInput) in
> terms of performance. This, in brief, is why we'd like to share the
> below proposal:
> _https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PuIQv4v06eosKKwT76u7S6IP88AnXhTf870Rcj1AHt4/edit?usp=sharing_
> Let us know what you think in the document's comments. Thank you in
> advance for all the feedback!
> Łukasz