File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Performance and the fly likes What do the big players use? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Performance
Bookmark "What do the big players use?" Watch "What do the big players use?" New topic

What do the big players use?

Luke Murphy
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 12, 2010
Posts: 300
This is an architecture question regarding web frameworks and persistence frameworks.
Say your website was getting huge footfall (like a linkedin or an amazon) does it still make sense to consider something like JSF, Struts MVC?
Or would you get better performance without?

In the same way you could get better performance writing your own O/R rather than using Hibernate or JPA because you can fine tune it?

Does anyone know what the big players (linkedin, amazon) or doing in presentation tiers?

Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33124

IF I was using Java, I would still use an MVC framework. They don't add noticeable performance overhead.

For the database, an O/R framework is probably fine. It could do some caching unless you need the very latest data shown. For tuning, raw JDBC is going to let you tune better than any O/R framework because it lets you specify the SQL.

In 2008, LinkedIn was using Spring. Amazon uses a lot of technologies.

High Scalability lists some others.

[OCA 8 book] [Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Other Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
Pat Farrell

Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Posts: 4659

The GUI framework's performance is usually not an issue. The usual suspect for performance problems is the DBMS, specifically the Sql DBMS. Lots of sites do most of their high transaction work with a no-SQL solution, and only use SQL when they have to.

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: What do the big players use?
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition