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Scalability improvements in version 5.0 of the WiKID Strong Authentication server

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Our recent 5.0 release focused on speed and scalabilty, as well as adding a RESTful version of our API and other enhancements.  The speed improvements are truly impressive. 

Here's a 2-CPU VirtualBox VM with 6 gigs of RAM running our previous 4.2 release:

Transactions TX/Minute TX/Hour
10,000 558 33,495
10,000 627 37,667
10,000 654 39,256
10,000 647 38,847
Average 621 37,317

 

So, an average of 621 transactions per second.  A transaction here includes a small number of registrations of new users and a large number of authentications.

Now, let's update the same server to 5.0:

Transactions TX/Minute TX/Hour
10,000 1,281 76,889
10,000 1,319 79,188
10,000 1,394 83,676
10,000 1,377 82,658
Average 1343 80,603

 

That's a 116% improvement!  And you can do 1,343 transactions per minute on a 2 CPU box!  Note that the stresstester is running on the same server as the VM, so real life performance will be better. Now, what about a larger server? To test this, we installed the WiKID RPMs on a t3a.2xlarge server with 8 CPUs and 32 gigs of RAM.

Here's the performance under 4.2:

Transactions TX/Minute TX/Hour
10,000 5,155 309,318
10,000 5,025 301,558
10,000 5,026 301,563
10,000 5,068 304,082
Average 5,068 304,130

 

Pretty impressive, but let's see how 5.0 does:

Transactions TX/Minute TX/Hour
10,000 13,522 811,322
10,000 15,230 913,844
10,000 14,862 891,729
10,000 13,834 830,047
Average 14,362

861,736

 

That's a 185% improvement!  And a significant number of authentications per minute.

You can download the latest version of the WiKID Strong Authentication server here

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