A Comparative Investigation on Implementation of RESTful versus SOAP based Web Services

Abhijit Bora, Tulshi Bezboruah
2015 International Journal of Database Theory and Application  
Investigations on web service performance metric based on RESTful architecture against conventional SOAP based architecture has importance in perspective of developers as well as for end users. As such we have developed and hosted two web services, one based on SOAP and the other based on RESTful architecture. Both the services are based on JAVA technology implemented with apache tomcat web server and MySQL as backend database server. A comparative evaluation of both the web services is carried
more » ... services is carried out to study its scalability, efficiency and feasibility. Load and stress testing tool Mercury Load Runner is used to deploy both the services for testing the architecture. The statistical analysis on recorded performance metrics is carried out to study the effectiveness of the services. This paper presents in details the comparative analysis of the experimental results on performance aspects of the services.
doi:10.14257/ijdta.2015.8.3.26 fatcat:7bdfhj2wdbauva4xzsbfrv4rpm