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Sunday, April 20, 2014

New JSON serialization benchmark comparing Boon, GSON, Jackson, and Groovy 2.3

Boon comes in 1st place. Groovy comes in a strong second place. Jackson comes in third. GSON comes in last.


See code and full benchmark here:

https://github.com/bura/json-benchmarks


The benchmark was created by Andrey Bloschetsov from Moscow.

JSON serialization benchmarks

Methodology

Participants:
For testing were selected data with different structure:
  • citys - A large array (29470 items) of simple objects. The compact json representation takes about 2.5 MB.
  • repos.json - An array of four objects with complex structure. The compact json representation takes about 342.8 kB.
  • user.json - one object with a complex structure. The compact json representation takes about 4.2 kB.
  • response.json - one object with a simple structure. The compact json representation takes about 425 B.
Serialization was tested in two versions:
  • pojo - Objects were presented as a POJO objects.
  • maplist - Objects were presented as Map-s.
On deserialization were tested only transformation from String into Map-s.

Build and Run

./gradlew clean && ./gradlew shadow -DgroovyVersion="2.2.2" && java -Xmx2048m -jar target/benchmarks.jar ".*Benchmarks.*" -f 1

Summary

  • Boon is in 1st place with 28 points
  • Groovy 2.3 is in 2nd place with 22 points
  • Jackson is in 3rd with 18 points
Boon, Groovy 2.3 and Jackson were usually in the top three.
Points
Toolpoints
Boon28
Groovy 2.322
Jackson18
GSON3
1st place
ToolCountpoints
Boon721 points
Jackson39 points
Groovy 2.326 points

2nd place wins
ToolCountpoints
Groovy 2.3612 points
Boon36 points
Jackson36 points

3rd
ToolCountpoints
Jackson33 points
Boon22 points
Groovy 2.344 points
GSON33 points

Results

Serialization

Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonpojocitysthrpt2027.4120.703ops/s
gsonpojocitysthrpt2015.6020.280ops/s
boonpojocitysthrpt2025.1190.519ops/s
groovypojocitysthrpt201.6840.082ops/s
groovy-2.3pojocitysthrpt2019.5131.120ops/s
Jackson wins but it is almost a tie between Jackson and Boon. Groovy 2.3 close on the heels of Boon and Jackson.
  • Jackson 1st
  • Boon 2nd
  • Groovy 2.3 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonpojoreposthrpt20641.99914.161ops/s
gsonpojoreposthrpt20407.0935.950ops/s
boonpojoreposthrpt2024173.808223.995ops/s
groovypojoreposthrpt2045.3020.301ops/s
groovy-2.3pojoreposthrpt20643.90210.174ops/s
Boon wins by a wide margin. Groovy 2.3 beats Jackson.
  • Boon 1st
  • Groovy 2.3 2nd
  • Jackson 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonpojouserthrpt2052324.635359.331ops/s
gsonpojouserthrpt2022010.943208.352ops/s
boonpojouserthrpt20241065.7871764.331ops/s
groovypojouserthrpt201751.39414.458ops/s
groovy-2.3pojouserthrpt2047781.079370.971ops/s
Boon wins by a wide margin. Groovy 2.3 very close to Jackson, but Jackson wins.
  • Boon 1st
  • Jackson 2nd
  • Groovy 2.3 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonpojorequestthrpt20629985.1358049.270ops/s
gsonpojorequestthrpt20267811.4514064.942ops/s
boonpojorequestthrpt20344047.7953447.635ops/s
groovypojorequestthrpt2028826.587302.826ops/s
groovy-2.3pojorequestthrpt20649596.7006931.673ops/s
Both Jackson and Groovy 2.3 beat Boon by 2x! Groovy 2.3 beats Jackson but almost a tie.
  • Jackson 1st
  • Groovy 2.3 2nd
  • Boon 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonmaplistcitysthrpt2027.0270.686ops/s
gsonmaplistcitysthrpt2015.9970.196ops/s
boonmaplistcitysthrpt2025.0570.371ops/s
groovymaplistcitysthrpt201.6350.073ops/s
groovy-2.3maplistcitysthrpt2019.6820.435ops/s
Jackson and Boon are neck and neck, but Jackson wins. Groovy 2.3 tight on the heels of Jackson and Boon.
  • Jackson 1st
  • Boon 2nd
  • Groovy 2.3 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonmaplistreposthrpt20644.7179.192ops/s
gsonmaplistreposthrpt20403.7604.575ops/s
boonmaplistreposthrpt2024173.738216.084ops/s
groovymaplistreposthrpt2044.3430.253ops/s
groovy-2.3maplistreposthrpt20653.4029.880ops/s
Boon wins by a wide margin. Groovy 2.3 beats Jackson but it is a close race.
  • Boon 1st
  • Groovy 2.3 2nd
  • Jackson 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonmaplistuserthrpt2051317.860590.524ops/s
gsonmaplistuserthrpt2021844.772246.724ops/s
boonmaplistuserthrpt20235728.3182876.144ops/s
groovymaplistuserthrpt201802.38315.716ops/s
groovy-2.3maplistuserthrpt2047497.203526.286ops/s
Boon wins by a wide margin. Groovy 2.3 and Jackson are really close, but Jackson wins.
  • Boon 1st
  • Jackson 2nd
  • Groovy 2.3 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonmaplistrequestthrpt20616497.0138990.165ops/s
gsonmaplistrequestthrpt20268005.6422219.178ops/s
boonmaplistrequestthrpt20353171.0652502.621ops/s
groovymaplistrequestthrpt2028985.824459.033ops/s
groovy-2.3maplistrequestthrpt20630975.8024892.114ops/s
Jackson and Groovy 2.3 beat Boon by 2x.
  • Groovy 2.3 1st
  • Jackson 2nd
  • Boon 3rd

Deserialization

Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonN/Acitysthrpt2021.9060.162ops/s
gsonN/Acitysthrpt2023.3770.501ops/s
boonN/Acitysthrpt2072.5431.054ops/s
groovyN/Acitysthrpt203.1820.034ops/s
groovy-2.3N/Acitysthrpt2052.8060.329ops/s
Boon wins. Groovy 2.3 comes in second.
  • Boon 1st
  • Groovy 2nd
  • GSON 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonN/Areposthrpt20484.3773.571ops/s
gsonN/Areposthrpt20412.5086.415ops/s
boonN/Areposthrpt201647.07015.817ops/s
groovyN/Areposthrpt2031.5540.252ops/s
groovy-2.3N/Areposthrpt201305.87611.445ops/s
Boon beats Jacskon by over 3x, Groovy 2.3 almost ties Boon.
  • Boon 1st
  • Groovy 2.3 2nd
  • Jackson 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonN/Auserthrpt2025109.072225.116ops/s
gsonN/Auserthrpt2026982.245282.070ops/s
boonN/Auserthrpt2072529.259687.818ops/s
groovyN/Auserthrpt202338.93419.511ops/s
groovy-2.3N/Auserthrpt2064431.5771037.016ops/s
Boon beats Jackson by 3x. Groovy 2.3 beats Jackson by 2x.
  • Boon 1st
  • Groovy 2.3 2nd
  • GSON 3rd
Benchmark(dataStyle)(resourceName)ModeSamplesMeanMean errorUnits
jacksonN/Arequestthrpt2090,009.471941.871ops/s
gsonN/Arequestthrpt20268,988.9052165.099ops/s
boonN/Arequestthrpt20672,907.3578514.806ops/s
groovyN/Arequestthrpt2026497.332196.347ops/s
groovy-2.3N/Arequestthrpt20762,926.2135930.640ops/s
Jackson comes in fourth. Groovy 2.3 comes in 1st. Boon comes in second.
  • Groovy 2.3 1st
  • Boon 2nd
  • GSON 3rd

Testing environment

Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4, Ubuntu 14.04 (64-Bit), Oracle Java HotSpot 64-bit 1.7.0_55


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