March, 2009

  • Jie Li's GeekWorld

    PDF iFilter Battle, second round

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    If you still remember the last round of our PDF iFilter battle, FoxIT won it. Now in this round, we bring in another challenger: TET PDF iFIlter. It is also avaliable on x86 and x64, free for non-commercial desktop use, will need a license for Server installation.

    So here's the new result for file set II:

     

    File Number

    Total File Size(MB)

    Avg File Size(MB)

    Crawl Time(m:s)

    Crawl Time(s)

    File Per Second

    Success

    Error

    FoxIT

    2676

    2406

    0.90

    7:46

    466

    5.74

    2759

    0

    Adobe

    2676

    2406

    0.90

    40:58

    2458

    1.09

    2757

    2

    TET

    2676

    2406

    0.90

    13:48

    828

    3.23

    2752

    0

     

    I also obtained an archive copy from People's Daily, from 2001 to 2006. ~20,000 PDF files, 13.4GB total. Tested on a 8 cores XEON box.

     

     

    File Number

    Total File Size(MB)

    Avg File Size(MB)

    Crawl Time(h:m:s)

    Crawl Time(s)

    File Per Second

    Success

    Error

    FoxIT

    19890

    13793

    0.69

    00:30:53

    1853

    10.73

    19884

    7

    Adobe

    19890

    13793

    0.69

    05:19:04

    19144

    1.03

    19887

    4

    TET

    19890

    13793

    0.69

    01:40:09

    6009

    3.31

    19879

    12

     

    And licensing comparsion for production(USD):

      Desktop Server 1-2 Cores
    Per Server
    4 Cores
    Per Server
    8+ Cores Per Server
    Adobe Free Free Free Free Free
    Foxit Free Not Free 329.99 589.97 1109.93
    TET $119 for commercial usage Not Free 595 595 595

     

    Summary

    It is good to see another vendor joined this market. TET showed good performance, although still behind Foxit. But it's licensed based on servers not cores, the cost would be lower than Foxit if you have a typical 2 way quad cores box.

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