Microsoft heads performance rankings for XSLT
09:51, 29 Mar 2001 UTC | Edd Dumbill

In benchmarks published yesterday on XML.com, MSXML 3 was significantly ahead on performance, the nearest competitor being James Clark's XT processor.

The tests, conducted by DataPower, show Java-based processors ahead of their C/C++ counterparts (with the exception of MSXML). XT, the grandaddy of XSLT processors, outperformed all but Microsoft. Oracle's was the next-best performing processor in production (Sun's XSLT compiler performed well, but is only alpha technology).

In their analysis DataPower observed that while each processor tended to excel in certain areas, coverage of the entire XSLT 1.0 specification was in general incomplete. According to the report, Michael Kay's Saxon processor offers the best coverage of XSLT 1.0 features, as well as very respectable performance.

The strong showing offered by open source processors is a confirmation of the key role such software has played in XML, and in particular that played by James Clark.

Links: explanation of the benchmarks, and full breakdown of results.

| See all 4 comments

Newest comments

Follow-up from DataPower (Eugene Kuznetsov - 13:10, 8 May 2001)
1. There was an error in some of the drivers, it did not affect the ultimate conclusions; it was exp ...
Benchmark figures flawed? (Kevin Jones - 16:01, 31 Mar 2001)
Michael Kay appears to have blown a big hole in these figures, see

http://www.biglist.com/lists/x ...
Re: So who is DataPower Technology? (Edd Dumbill - 22:35, 29 Mar 2001)
(David, it might be of interest to declare in your post that you work for Lotus, who have a signific ...
So who is DataPower Technology? (David Marston - 20:57, 29 Mar 2001)
Journalists, probe more deeply!

If you go to http://www.datapower.com and follow the "XSLJIT" l ...
xmlhack: developer news from the XML community

Front page | Search | Find XML jobs

Related categories