Last updated :16-10-2003
The aim of this project is to provide an unbiased, objective evaluation
of all XML databases which implement the XML:DB Java API
All databases are tested "out of the box", and no tweaking of
parameters will be done. Where deliveries offer the capability to
run stand-alone or embedded in a servlet container, we shall run the
benchmarks on both, although we shall limit our testing to
a default Apache
Tomcat server installation.
We may later add results for each database tuned specifically for this
test harness if it seems relevant.
All results published here will have been performed physically on the
same machine, to allow direct comparisons between the results and
remove any inconsitencies resulting from hardware differences.
Since we are only considering eXist and Xindice at the moment, we shall
postpone the decision of what to do if a Windows only installation and
a Unix only installation become available.
The project is still in the development stage, and no results will be
released until we are satisfied with the reliability of the benchmarks.
You are free however to check out the cvs workspace,
and run the tests locally - this has the advantage of giving you
results for your exact network configuration.
Clearly we need someone to sexy up this page a bit, but more
importantly, to help develop and test our benchmarks.
If you would like to volunteer your help on this project, please
contact the administrator.