The performance tuning is one of the most difficult and delicate task for any professional. It could involve virtually any piece of code deployed. It's not even that easy report how a system is performing, most of all because so many variables are involved. However, today I wanted to check the performances of few Store made using WebSphere Commerce; I decided to take as reference the metrics and results provided by:
They should never be considered as the Bible. In fact, they just provide useful advices and a big picture of the performances for a common sense. In many cases, thought, not all the advices can be applied because of the same nature of the platform. However, collecting examples of how few stores perform can tell us more about the possible limit of the platform, in this case WebSphere Commerce.
In addition, although get "optimal" performances is a very personal goal which cannot be defined as any other simple requirement, in the e-commerce slowing down during the loading of a page means loose money and clients.
So, I took a set of 12 stores between big European companies which have adopted WebSphere Commerce Enterprise. Let's see how they performed ...