Benchmarks on LDAP directories

A session at LDAPCon 2013

Tuesday 19th November, 2013

3:00pm to 3:15pm (PMT)

There are many LDAP products out there to choose from, and overall performance and ease of setup and configuration are several factors that can impact the decision of which product to use. This talk will focus on a series of benchmark tests that Symas has run on the most recent releases of a number of these products over the last several months, particularly their results and implications for the development community as a whole. The benchmark tests, which were conducted using the SLAMD tool, measure read, write, authorization, and simultaneous read/write performance for a dataset containing 10 million entries. Load time and database size on disk were also recorded, and each product was tuned according to its documentation in order to optimize its performance. Due to the ubiquity of virtualized environments in modern data centers, a small VM configuration was used for the tests instead of the larger physical machines used in previous tests conducted by Symas. OpenLDAP performed the best overall under the test conditions, and a further discussion and analysis of the results will be presented. The tests also identified the need for a properly maintained benchmarking tool now that support for SLAMD has been withdrawn and the project allowed to languish despite its value.

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Jillian Kozyra

Baker, needlepointer, and software developer extraordinaire. bio from Twitter

Jillian Kozyra is a software developer with Symas Corporation. She also works on a
Ruby on Rails project called tableRenters/RentSpecs that gathers and correlates housing data to create landlord and property profiles for renters in New York City.

Jillian graduated from NYU in 2010 with a BA in Computer Science and Russian.
She also holds an MA from Jagiellonian University in Central and Eastern European Studies, where her dissertation was an analysis of coalition formation in the Ukrainian parliament since 2002 using game theory. Jillian was an IBM Extreme Blue intern in 2009, where she worked on a project to enable IBM researchers to quickly and easily deploy their web apps to IBM’s cloud for external testing.

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LDAPCon 2013

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Time 3:00pm3:15pm PMT

Date Tue 19th November 2013

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