ApacheCon US 2008 Session

Real World Axis2/Java: Highlighting Performance and Scalability

After a complete redesign of the original Apache Axis project, it is now between 3 and 6 times faster, and has very wide support for asynchronous and document based web services. The architecture of Axis2 is highly flexible, and it supports many additional functionalities - such as reliable messaging and security - that are key for enterprises today. In this talk I will give an overview and briefly discuss the architecture of Axis2 and how services can be implemented or invoked. Then I will look into some real-life examples and see how the architecture and technology scale to solve customer problems. And finally I will delve into the performance of Axis2 and the core XML framework (Axiom), showing how Web Services can scale to support high transaction rates and heavy loads.