[jdev] Automated XMPP Server Benchmarks

Michael Weibel michael.weibel+xmpp at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 16:19:26 UTC 2014


Hi XMPP enthusiasts

TL;DR: Check out https://github.com/mweibel/xmpp-server-benchmarks and contribute.

Choosing a server for XMPP is hard, even more so as we have more and more implementations available. 

I’d like to help in choosing the server based on statistics of the scenario you imagine for your use case. 
Using tsung [1] and ansible [2] I started with an automated XMPP server benchmark tool [3]. After making it work on Vagrant (local testing), TravisCI (automated validation of contributions) and EC2 (running the real test) I’d like to announce it publicly and invite contributors to help me (and the community as a whole).

My goal is to have a suite of multiple servers, probably in multiple configurations, and multiple scenarios to test specific use cases (max users connected, max websockets perf, max users in MUC, max messages exchanging etc.). 

Please check it out, contribute servers (only mongooseIM and ejabberd as of now) and especially scenarios. Help me making the suite more efficient and making the statistics readable in some way. 
I plan to run those tests regularly on EC2 as long as I can support it with my money (or as long as I still have a free AWS account.. ;)). 

Of course, a benchmark is always flawed in some way and should not be the only reason for choosing a server. It might however help for giving another reason for or against a certain server in a certain scenario. Also it might help server developers in discovering where they could improve. 

I’m eager to read your comments and happy to answer any questions.

Best,
Michael


[1]: https://github.com/processone/tsung
[2]: http://ansibleworks.com/
[3]: https://github.com/mweibel/xmpp-server-benchmarks
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