Christophe points out that TMC re-released its famed report on J2EE vs .NET performance. So, after months and months of re-engineering and getting the “blessing” of the Java community (after a review of what they were doing, massive reconfigurations on their part, etc), .NET still ends up beating or (at worst) matching the performance of Java solutions. There's a few interesting points here:
Test 1: Web Application Throughput with Oracle 9i:
Test 2: Web Application Throughput with SQL Server 2000:
Test 3: Web Services Throughput:
So, from these results, we can learn a few things:
I know this will probably start a something close to a war, but seriously, the Java Community had their chance this time around to tweak, complain, or what-have-you, and still .NET comes out on tops when it comes to Web Services... and in the Web Application market, .NET is still a faster means to market.