B4J Tutorial [IoT] Web Server Performance: Raspberry Pi 2 vs. Intel Edison vs. BeagleBone Black

Discussion in 'B4J Tutorials' started by Erel, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I ran some tests to check how these boards perform as web servers.

    The tests were similar to the tests done here and here.

    Data was read and written to a SQLite database in wal mode. See this link for more information: http://www.b4x.com/android/forum/threads/raspberry-pi-2-server-performance.57856/

    The boards tested are: Raspberry Pi 2, Intel Edison and BeagleBone Black.
    The PC is a quad core PC with SSD drive.

    Note that like any performance results you need to take them with a grain of salt.

    Test 1 - Handler that writes a short string as the response

    RPi 2: >600 rps (requests per second)
    Edison: >600 rps
    BBB: 300 rps
    PC: >600 rps

    Test 2 - Handler that reads a random record from the database (based on the primary key)

    RPi 2: >600 rps
    Edison: >600 rps
    BBB: 60 rps
    PC : >600 rps

    Test 3 - 10% insert, 90% read random record

    RPi 2: 300 rps
    Edison: 400 rps
    BBB: 50 rps
    PC: >600 rps

    Test 4 - 50% insert, 50% read random record

    RPi 2: 100 rps
    Edison: 300 rps <-- faster than the PC
    BBB: 20 rps
    PC: 200 rps

    Test 5 - 100% inserts

    RPi 2: 50 rps
    Edison: 150 rps <-- faster than the PC
    BBB: 12 rps
    PC: 100 rps


    The performance of both the Raspberry Pi 2 and the Edison as web servers is excellent.
    The BeagleBone Black board can be good for low - medium traffic solutions.

    Note that I wasn't able to get the SQLite engine to run in wal mode on the BBB. It might work if you install Java 8 instead of 7.
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  2. jmon

    jmon Well-Known Member Licensed User

    anyone have an idea of how different would have been the results with MySQL on PC?

    I'm using MySQL and wonder if switching to SQLite would be equivalent or not.
  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

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  4. luke2012

    luke2012 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Could be interesting to see a report with the new PI 3
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