WCF performance – Is it really better?

MSDN introduce a Performance Comparison of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) with Existing Distributed Communication Technologies.

The conclusion is that “WCF is 25%-50% faster than ASP.NET Web Services, and approximately 25% faster than .NET Remoting. Comparison with .NET Enterprise Service is load dependant, as in one case WCF is nearly 100% faster but in another scenario it is nearly 25% slower. For WSE 2.0/3.0 implementations, migrating them to WCF will obviously provide the most significant performance gains of almost 4x.”

You can fine the entire comparison here.

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WCAT 6.3 web performance and scalability test tool released!

The latest version of WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool – the web performance test tool that the IIS team and NT Performance team use to conduct internal performance and scalability testing of IIS and ASP.NET) just released .

For more details and download, read: http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2007/05/17/WCAT-6.3-web-performance-and-scalability-test-tool-released.aspx.

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