What is DDS Touchstone?
DDS Touchstone is a framework for benchmarking Data Distribution Service (DDS) implementations. DDS is a standard supported by the Object Management Group (OMG), providing a data-centric publish-subscribe programming model for distributed systems.

DDS Touchstone is available as source code only. Its main characteristics are:
  • A deployment, language, OS en vendor neutral benchmarking suite
  • Measures and outputs roundtrip latencies and throughput numbers
  • Supports creation of many different kinds of DDS scenarios
  • Supports recording and replaying scenarios
The Touchstone release contains a user manual for a good introduction on how to use it. For a higher level overview, take a look at the videos embbeded in this website.