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Comparison of KrakenD vs other products in the market (Benchmark)

We wanted to compare our own product with other similar products in the market. In order to do so we used the same environment and conditions and tested the following products:

  • Kong
  • Vulcand
  • Tyk
  • KrakenD

For the benchmarks we based the tests on the benchmarking project varnish/api-gateway-benchmarks.

At the time of writing, KrakenD does not support auth features, so we just did the benchmark with test01

TLDR;

Check out the generated graphs (throughput and responses) or the summary

Hardware

Model MacBook Pro (MacBookPro11,4) - August 2015
Processor:    Intel Core i7 2,2 GHz

Setup

For this test, we stored this configuration at krakend.json

{
  "version": 1,
  "host": [
    "http://webserver:8888"
  ],
  "endpoints": [
    {
      "endpoint": "/test01",
      "method": "GET",
      "concurrent_calls": "1",
      "backend": [
        {
          "url_pattern": "/test01"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "endpoint": "/test03",
      "method": "GET",
      "backend": [
        {
          "url_pattern": "/test03"
        }
      ],
      "max_rate": "1000000"
    },
    {
      "endpoint": "/test04",
      "method": "GET",
      "max_rate": "1",
      "backend": [
        {
          "url_pattern": "/test04"
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "oauth": {
    "disable": true
  },
  "cache_ttl": "5m",
  "timeout": "5s"
}

And we started the environment as described in the README

$ cd deployment/vagrant
$ vagrant up

$ vagrant ssh webserver
[vagrant@webserver ~]$ cd /opt/benchmarks/webservers/dummy-api
[vagrant@webserver dummy-api]$ sudo ./deploy
[vagrant@webserver dummy-api]$ exit

$ vagrant ssh gateway
[vagrant@gateway ~]$ cd /opt/benchmarks/gateways/krakend
[vagrant@gateway krakend]$ sudo ./deploy
[vagrant@gateway krakend]$ exit

$ vagrant ssh consumer
[vagrant@consumer ~]$ cd /opt/benchmarks/consumers/boom
[vagrant@consumer boom]$ sudo ./deploy
[vagrant@consumer boom]$ /usr/local/bin/test00
[vagrant@consumer boom]$ /usr/local/bin/test01

Results

Test 00

[vagrant@consumer ~]$ /usr/local/bin/test00
100000 / 100000 Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 100.00 %

Summary:
  Total:  13.2722 secs.
  Slowest:  0.1720 secs.
  Fastest:  0.0002 secs.
  Average:  0.0132 secs.
  Requests/sec: 7534.5524
  Total Data Received:  10800000 bytes.
  Response Size per Request:  108 bytes.

Status code distribution:
  [200] 100000 responses

Response time histogram:
  0.000 [1]     |
  0.017 [72298] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  0.035 [26760] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  0.052 [522]   |
  0.069 [227]   |
  0.086 [93]    |
  0.103 [28]    |
  0.120 [4]     |
  0.138 [10]    |
  0.155 [24]    |
  0.172 [33]    |

Latency distribution:
  10% in 0.0039 secs.
  25% in 0.0076 secs.
  50% in 0.0129 secs.
  75% in 0.0180 secs.
  90% in 0.0218 secs.
  95% in 0.0233 secs.
  99% in 0.0333 secs.

Test 01

KrakenD

[vagrant@consumer ~]$ /usr/local/bin/test01
100000 / 100000 Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 100.00 %

Summary:
  Total:  28.7424 secs.
  Slowest:  0.2781 secs.
  Fastest:  0.0009 secs.
  Average:  0.0287 secs.
  Requests/sec: 3479.1863
  Total Data Received:  10900000 bytes.
  Response Size per Request:  109 bytes.

Status code distribution:
  [200] 100000 responses

Response time histogram:
  0.001 [1]     |
  0.029 [71546] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  0.056 [26536] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  0.084 [1061]  |
  0.112 [392]   |
  0.140 [248]   |
  0.167 [93]    |
  0.195 [51]    |
  0.223 [12]    |
  0.250 [27]    |
  0.278 [33]    |

Latency distribution:
  10% in 0.0213 secs.
  25% in 0.0231 secs.
  50% in 0.0245 secs.
  75% in 0.0295 secs.
  90% in 0.0432 secs.
  95% in 0.0469 secs.
  99% in 0.0771 secs.

Vulcand

[vagrant@consumer ~]$ /usr/local/bin/test01
100000 / 100000 Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 100.00 %

Summary:
  Total:  50.5294 secs.
  Slowest:  0.3426 secs.
  Fastest:  0.0010 secs.
  Average:  0.0505 secs.
  Requests/sec: 1979.0451
  Total Data Received:  10800000 bytes.
  Response Size per Request:  108 bytes.

Status code distribution:
  [200] 100000 responses

Response time histogram:
  0.001 [1] |
  0.035 [21120] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  0.069 [71365] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  0.103 [5946]  |∎∎∎
  0.138 [168] |
  0.172 [74]  |
  0.206 [329] |
  0.240 [496] |
  0.274 [388] |
  0.308 [88]  |
  0.343 [25]  |

Latency distribution:
  10% in 0.0290 secs.
  25% in 0.0378 secs.
  50% in 0.0490 secs.
  75% in 0.0571 secs.
  90% in 0.0665 secs.
  95% in 0.0733 secs.
  99% in 0.2057 secs.

Kong

[vagrant@consumer ~]$ /usr/local/bin/test01
100000 / 100000 Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 100.00 %

Summary:
  Total:  57.0194 secs.
  Slowest:  1.5978 secs.
  Fastest:  0.0076 secs.
  Average:  0.0569 secs.
  Requests/sec: 1753.7883
  Total Data Received:  13600000 bytes.
  Response Size per Request:  136 bytes.

Status code distribution:
  [200] 100000 responses

Response time histogram:
  0.008 [1]     |
  0.167 [97506] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  0.326 [2290]  |
  0.485 [103]   |
  0.644 [0]     |
  0.803 [0]     |
  0.962 [0]     |
  1.121 [0]     |
  1.280 [0]     |
  1.439 [17]    |
  1.598 [83]    |

Latency distribution:
  10% in 0.0407 secs.
  25% in 0.0435 secs.
  50% in 0.0461 secs.
  75% in 0.0497 secs.
  90% in 0.0816 secs.
  95% in 0.1076 secs.
  99% in 0.2355 secs.

Tyk

[vagrant@consumer ~]$ /usr/local/bin/test01
100000 / 100000 Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 100.00 %

Summary:
  Total:  221.5803 secs.
  Slowest:  5.6482 secs.
  Fastest:  0.0012 secs.
  Average:  0.2215 secs.
  Requests/sec: 451.3037
  Total Data Received:  10800000 bytes.
  Response Size per Request:  108 bytes.

Status code distribution:
  [200] 100000 responses

Response time histogram:
  0.001 [1]     |
  0.566 [90838] |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎
  1.131 [4890]  |∎∎
  1.695 [2208]  |
  2.260 [1380]  |
  2.825 [383]   |
  3.389 [161]   |
  3.954 [86]    |
  4.519 [40]    |
  5.084 [6]     |
  5.648 [7]     |

Latency distribution:
  10% in 0.0355 secs.
  25% in 0.0521 secs.
  50% in 0.0823 secs.
  75% in 0.1785 secs.
  90% in 0.5263 secs.
  95% in 0.9231 secs.
  99% in 2.1054 secs.

Summary

Requests per second

Response time distribution

Time in milliseconds