Friday, April 18, 2014

Boon JSON sersialization versus Kryo binary serialization versus Java Object Serialization

Benchmark                                            Mode Thr     Count  Sec         Mean   Mean error    Units
i.g.j.s.MainBoonSerializer.roundTripBig             thrpt  16         6    1      101.078       12.809    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainJavaSerialization.roundTripBig          thrpt  16         6    1       90.572       10.920    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainKryoJavaSerialization.roundTripBig      thrpt  16         6    1      243.711       27.724    ops/s
Boon beats regular Java serialization but gets knocked out by Kryo (expected).
i.g.j.s.MainBoonSerializer.roundTriper              thrpt  16         6    1   312757.286    75458.502    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainJavaSerialization.roundTriper           thrpt  16         6    1    43946.267    61072.541    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainKryoJavaSerialization.roundTriper       thrpt  16         6    1   598530.894   123891.409    ops/s
Boon beats regular Java serialization by 6x and gets to around 51% of Kryo.
i.g.j.s.MainBoonSerializer.serializeBig             thrpt  16         6    1      375.406       27.258    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainJavaSerialization.serializeBig          thrpt  16         6    1      163.522       12.249    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainKryoJavaSerialization.serializeBig      thrpt  16         6    1      454.381       22.956    ops/s
Boon kills built-in Java serialization and gets within 82% of Kryo. That is fast. Remember Boon is parsing JSON and producing JSON.
i.g.j.s.MainBoonSerializer.serializeSmall           thrpt  16         6    1   923105.250    51177.109    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainJavaSerialization.serializeSmall        thrpt  16         6    1   373966.467    22819.103    ops/s
i.g.j.s.MainKryoJavaSerialization.serializeSmall    thrpt  16         6    1  1236715.808   120829.521    ops/s
Boon kills built in Java serialization and does not do too bad against Kryo about 75% or so of Kryo that is not bad for a JSON serializer.
Boon is not just one of the fastest JSON parser and serializers. Boon is one of the fastest Java serializer period. It just happens to use JSON. 

Caveat: I have no idea if I am using Kryo correctly, and I am not 100% sure if this test is even fair. But I think it is. I mean I did not deliberately cheat. I have used Kryo before on projects.

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