Macromedia Releases ColdFusion MX 6.1 Performance Briefs

Check out the new performance briefs Macromedia recently released comparing CFMX 6.1 to previous versions of ColdFusion on various platforms. Some quick numbers:

  • Windows 2000: Approximately 23 times faster than ColdFusion 4.5, 3 times faster than ColdFusion 5, and 2.5 times faster than ColdFusion MX
  • Windows 2003: Approximately 3 times faster than ColdFusion 5
  • Linux: Approximately 5 times faster than ColdFusion 5
  • Solaris: Approximately 4 times faster than ColdFusion 5
  • Dynamic email delivery capability increased as much as 50 times more than CF 5.

7 Responses to Macromedia Releases ColdFusion MX 6.1 Performance Briefs

  1. Matt says:

    Hey Christian,I read the white paper on multi-instance installs using CFMX 6.1.I knew you could install (even cluster) CFMX instances if you were running JRun and purchased CFMX for J2EE. Has this changed? can I really install multiple instances using only the bundled JRun engine? is so, HOW?

  2. Ben Forta says:

    Matt, install ColdFusion MX 6.1 Enterprise, use configuration option 2 to install a full JRun and one CF instance, then use option 3 for additional instances. There are lots of docs with details steps on the Macromedia DevNet site.

  3. jd says:

    Wow, I knew we had T-shirts, but now “performance briefs” too, cool…. ;-)Seriously, thanks for the heads-up on this document. HTML would have been better, but it’s good to be able to download them when needed.

  4. Mike Klepper says:

    The performance gains in CFMX 6.1 are just great! How does this performance compare to comparable ASP.NET, JSP, and PHP applications?

  5. dgibson says:

    Yes, performance numbers compared to other languages would be cool, because speed has always been the biggest point of “the detractors”. Tangentially related, with all the internal changes, is there ANY performance gain by using CFSCRIPT anymore?

  6. Alex Dresko says:

    Yeah, why doesn’t Macromedia recreate the same Petshop application that MS and SUN use to compare performance between their respective technologies?

  7. I read the white paper for CFMX 6.1 also. I personally would do with it.