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Re: Textual transmission typically faster?
- From: Ken North <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 13:11:15 -0800
> In one example, it seems people are using XML as an abstraction
> between the application and database more and more. This puts a
> strain on the throughput for these types of applications where
> database activity is high.
In one early XML/EDI example, an EDIFACT message ballooned from < 1K to 11K
when coded as XML/EDI. However, that's not nearly the most serious
bottleneck in distributed applications.
Network latency, flawed application design (e.g., not pooling database
connections), poorly-designed databases, and poorly-optimized queries all
contribute a greater performance penalty than the difference between using
text or binary message formats.
============== Ken North =================
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