Does That Look 100x?
I came across an interesting open source project called XCF (standing for XML Communication Framework), and it has benchmarked VTD-XML vs XOM, Xerces DOM and Xerces SAX, and some binary data format. The results consistently show that VTD-XML is not just faster, but faster by a huge margin. In fact, any performance sensitive XML applications without using VTD-XML is pretty much unusable. That kind of makes you wonder what kind of performance one gets from buying all those expensive Progress, Oracle and IBM ESBs.
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