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RE: benchmarking SOAP?

From: Syed Ahmad <sahmad@netspeak.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:04:47 -0400
Message-ID: <6C5713970B1FD411ACBE00AA00DCD9A61D3C51@crash.engineering.netspeak.com>
To: "'Aleksander Slominski'" <aslom@cs.indiana.edu>
Cc: XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Thanks for the info. This is very helpful. One of the issues I have seen is
large XML data (imagine XML based data about provisioning the phone record
of say 20,000 subscribers - pushed at 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning) being
compressed before it is transported. The SOAP method headers can stay
uncompressed. In this case - there is also performance improvements.
Ofcourse there is slight delay in packing the XML data and then unpacking
them at the destination.

Have u done some testing with packed XML data as well ? 

For reference u can see:
XMLZip is free download.

- Syed Ahmad
NetSpeak Corp

-----Original Message-----
From: Aleksander Slominski [mailto:aslom@cs.indiana.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 2:57 PM
To: Mark Nottingham
Cc: XML Distributed Applications List; 'SoapRMI'
Subject: Re: benchmarking SOAP?

Mark Nottingham wrote:

> Are there any efforts under way to benchmark SOAP implementations?
> I've seen a number of people asking about it, and also some FUD
> (gudge knows what I'm talking about ;) about SOAP performance out
> there, so it would be good for SOAP to be able to represent itself
> well.


we are very interested in SOAP/XML performance (especially for
RMI/distributed component communication) so we have written a paper about
it, see:


as part of this paper we have written a test framework that included
testing serialization/deserialization, size overhead and round-trip
performance and made available at:


i have also performed a simple benchmark of different XML parsers over a
set of SOAP messages (small 2.7K, middle size 27K and big 2.7M) and did
some evaluations - results and source code available at:


i am working on second version of this benchmark with updated list of
parsers and i welcome all comments about it.



> The latest questions have been in the OPES group [1].
> Cheers,
> [1] http://www.imc.org/ietf-openproxy/mail-archive/msg00792.html
> --
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