Re: JMS vs Sockets -- bandwidth, size, speed, etc.

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:50:54 -0500
On 12/28/2012 10:25 AM, me2 wrote:

I think that I didn't phrase my question well enough. There are two
metrics that I am curious about--bandwidth usage and speed. For X
messages of N length (assume a constant size) going to each of Y
consumers (so, X * Y messages total), what is the comparison? I can
test the speed and so far, the sockets seem to win as long as there
are not a lot of consumers (otherwise the threading seems to choke
it). That leaves the bandwidth question--how much larger (if any) is
a JMS message on the wire vs in a socket. I would hazard (as a
newbie) that the socket is smaller--you don't have wrappers or
envelopes or meta data but instead just the data. So how much larger
is the JMS message?

Why do you think speed and bandwidth are the most important
criteria for deciding between sockets and JMS? I have never
seen that choice made for only performance reasons.

JMS is just an API, so JMS does not have a specific size overhead.
Each implementation will have different size overhead.

And if the socket code is slower than the JMS code for large number
of consumers then that only means that the socket code is not
optimal written.


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