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Performance of database driven network applications from the user perspective

Tang, Shanyu, YongFeng, Huang and Yip, Yau Jim 2009, 'Performance of database driven network applications from the user perspective' , KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 3 (3) , pp. 235-250.

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Abstract

An understanding of performance of database driven network applications is critical in combating slow performance of e-commerce web sites, besides efficient web page design, and high quality and well-maintained web server equipment. This paper describes a method of measuring performance from the user viewpoint, which can help enormously in making realistic assessment of true performance of database driven applications. The performance measurements were taken at user locations by using several specially designed JavaScript functions along with ASP scripts. A performance study is presented in this paper, comparing performance of data access using stored procedures with the traditional way of querying a database. It is generally believed that stored procedures have performance benefits as they are pre-compiled. However, our study shows that the data access approach using stored procedures provides significant benefits (by about 30\%) over the traditional approach for querying a commercial MySQL database, only when retrieving a substantial amount of data (at least 10,000 rows of data).

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Strategic Leadership Team
Journal or Publication Title: KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Publisher: KSII
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1976-7277
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/23108

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