ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 2    Issue : 5    Date : September 2007

AONBench: A Methodology for Benchmarking XML Based Service Oriented Applications
Abdul Waheed and Jianxun jason Ding
Page(s): 46-53
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Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and applications increasingly rely on network infrastructure
instead of back-end servers. Cisco system Application Oriented Networking (AON) initiative
exemplifies this trend. Benchmarking such infrastructure and their services is expected to play an
important role in the networking industry. We present AONBech specifications and methodology to
benchmark networked XML application servers and appliances. AONBench is not a benchmarking
tool. It is a specification and methodology for performance measurements, which leverages from
existing XML microbenchmarks and uses HTTP for end-to-end communication. We implement
AONBench specifications for end-to-end performance measurements through public domain HTTP
load generation tool ApacheBench and Apache web server. We present three case studies of using
AONBench for architecting real application oriented networking products.

Index Terms
SOA, XML, Application Oriented Networking, Benchmarking.