TG 2.2 beta has been released and with it many improvements, I was quite curious about the results of the performance enhancements derived of moving TG to Crank, I do not expect to see a big improvement as this is only a Beta and there is still many things to do and tweak before final release, also the real performance work will come from the 2.3 branch, but for now I would like to post my benchmark results.
I’m using the same benchmarking method as I used to tests the templating systems, this is now easier as 2.2 integrates many jinja improvements, the difference this time is that I will be benchmarking the build-in Paster server vs Gunicorn vs UWSGI, lets see how it goes.
As we can see templating performance status quo is more or less the same, Genshi is still slow but there has been good improvements, the environ page rendering is now as fast as other templates, but overall is Genshi in 2nd and Jinja and Mako more or less tied in 1st place.
Overall performance has improved in comparison with 2.1 as you can see, ~20 rps more has been squeezed in this release.
gunicorn_paster 0.14.2 was used in this test, running with 2 sync workers.
With Gunicorn we can see that the Genshi performance on the environ rendering test is no fluke, here Jinja is only a bit faster than Mako, overall speed wise 2.2 Beta is very similar to 2.1 under Gunicorn but Mako is now faster (as fast as Jinja) and Genshi has got a nice speedup too.
uwsgi 1.1.2 was used for this test, with 2 workers, with Master option (-M), using –http :8080 option to serve directly instead of using uwsgi protocol (to serve under nginx).
Finally the uWSGI server, here we can see TG 2.2 shine, uWSGI is a bit faster overall than Gunicorn, templating performance is similar in this test, Jinja and Mako are more or less tied.
As we can see Turbogears 2 is pretty much alive and kicking, development is going to ramp up pretty soon as tw2 sprints and migration has keeped the TG team busy but that is mostly done, it would be also awesome if people could give TG 2.2 Beta a try and report problems, to do so install as per TG Instructions but use the beta package repository instead of the regular one:
easy_install -i http://tg.gy/beta tg.devtools