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Benchmarking Drupal 8 against Drupal 7
I've repeated some benchmark tests I did back in July last year to see what difference a year has made.
|Last Years Testing Environment||This years testing environment|
I've installed fresh version of Drupal 8 (latest pulled from git) and Drupal 7.23 with the minimal profile selected for both. The only additional module selected is Devel to collect benchmarking information. No caching.
|Notes||Drupal 7.23 (11/07/2013)||Drupal 7.28 (04/07/2014)||Drupal 8.x-dev (11/07/2013)||Drupal 8.x-dev (04/07/2014)|
|Open homepage (not logged in)||21q/3.72ms. PE 137.39ms||21q/6ms. PE 206ms||49q / 7.75ms. PE 320.11ms||57q/18ms. PE 1031ms|
|Open homepage (logged in as User 1)||20q/3.39ms. PE 106.92ms||20q/5ms. PE 170ms||58q / 7.53ms. PE 324.25ms||59/20ms. PE 965ms|
|Add one piece of content*||51q/12.7ms. PE194.90ms||54q/71ms. PE 306ms||94q / 53.28ms. PE 713ms||105q/68ms. PE 1432ms|
|Add one piece of content**||52q/15.79ms. PE 206.79||55q/27ms. PE 229ms||96q / 57.89ms. PE 870.28ms||111q/61ms. PE 1482ms|
*Basic content type with a title and body and one paragraph of text.
**Content type as above but with one additional numeric field set to integer. Field UI and Number modules turned on.
Unfortunately it seems as though things have gotten worse rather than better. The difference between 7.23 and 7.28 seems negligble, but the comparison between last years 8.x-dev and this years is quite worrying. That being said there has been a lot of reconfiguration in the underlying structure and processes of Drupal 8 as the various initiatives have come online and the integration between them completes.
Putting performance to the side at the moment, the improvements to D8 are great and will place Drupal firmly as a contender in the Enterprise arena. My only worry is the server required to run it will push it away from its roots in the smaller site.