Benchmarking Publish/Subscribe-Based Messaging Systems

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Executive Summary

Publish/subscribe-based messaging systems are used increasingly often as a communication mechanism in data-oriented web applications. Such applications often pose serious performance and scalability challenges. To address these challenges, it is important that systems are tested using benchmarks to evaluate their performance and scalability before they are put into production. In this paper, the authors present jms2009-PS, a new benchmark for publish/subscribe-based messaging systems built on top of the SPECjms2007 standard workload. They introduce the benchmark and discuss its configuration parameters showing how the workload can be customized to evaluate various aspects of publish/subscribe communication.

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