WMS Performance shoot-out @ FOSS4G

Lately, I have been helping out Ing. Andrea Aime with the tuning of GeoServer for the WMS performance shoot-out. I am pasting here below the latest announcement to spread the word about the event for which I will be one of the GeoServer representatives.

GeoServer, MapServer, and ArcGIS Server will be competing for the title of “Fastest Web Map Server (WMS)” at the FOSS4G 2009 conference at the end of October. The Web Mapping Performance Shoot-out compares Web Map Servers in a variety of real world use cases.


The performance shoot-out will see GeoServer, MapServer, and ArcGIS Server compared in terms of how long they take to generate a map image, from a common set of spatial data. The data formats used will be shapefile, geotiff, ECW, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Oracle Spatial, and SDE on Oracle. Benchmarking scripts will be executed on a common platform running Red Hat Linux.

GeoServer will be represented by Andrea Aime (OpenGeo) and Simone Giannecchini (GeoSolutions). “With the rapid expansion of GeoServer’s capabilities each year, these benchmarking exercises are an excellent forum for us to test it in new and challenging ways,” said Chris Holmes, Managing Director of OpenGeo and founder of the GeoServer project.
So, yeah, let’s see how it goes, in the end we can’t do worse than a branze medal!