LYE: High-Performance SOAP with Multi-level Caching

V.P. Ranganath, D.M. Sexton, and D.A. Andresen (USA)


SOAP, eCommerce, protocols, WWW, web services


Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a dominant en abling technology in the field of web services. Web ser vices demand high performance, security and extensibil ity. SOAP, being based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), inherits not only the advantages of XML, but its relatively poor performance. This makes SOAP a poor choice for many high-performance web services. In this paper, we present new approaches to leverage multiple levels of caching and template-based customized response generation in a SOAP server to improve perfor mance while maintaining complete protocol compliance. We demonstrate its practicality by implementing a demon stration system under Linux that provided speedups of over 600% for sample applications.

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