Title: A performance comparison of four WSRF implementations

Authors: Roland Kübert; Hai-Lang Thai

Addresses: High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart, Nobelstraße 19, 70569 Stuttgart. ' High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart, Nobelstraße 19, 70569 Stuttgart

Abstract: SOAP is the protocol used most often in web services communications. Implementations of the Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) use SOAP as a communications protocol as well. Performance analyses for SOAP toolkits have been performed for various cases and toolkits but WSRF implementations have generally not been taken into account. This work firstly compares the SOAP performance of four WSRF implementations, namely Apache Muse, the Globus Toolkit, WSRF::Lite and UNICORE 6's WSRFLite, followed by an examination of the performance of WSRF operations. The benchmark results give an indication on how implementations fare performance-wise and can be used to decide which implementation is to be used, especially if performance is an issue.

Keywords: SOAP; WSRF; web services resource framework; performance; benchmark; communications protocols.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2011.045289

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2011 Vol.9 No.5/6, pp.499 - 515

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 04 Feb 2012 *

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