Is Boost the secret of Sitecore performance?

I have been doing quite a bit of performance testing lately. I promised Nathaneal Mann a while back that I would include Sitecore Boost while testing performance. Nat has done a lot of work around performance and he has put together Sitecore Boost. Its fairly simple to install and you can find all the information on his GitHub page: https://github.com/cardinal252/Sitecore.Boost

I did not did not modify any configuration after installation. I pushed the production code to the VM and ran the tests.

The code is based on the information provided in Bring it on! – The battle rages between Simple Injector and Microsoft DI in Sitecore Performance Testing land far far away! . It currently runs on Microsoft DI, Glass 4.3.

I ran a test as is and a test with just Boost installed on top of it.

Test Setup

The following test was run twice for Non-Boost and twice for Boost.

 

 

Performance

Page Timing Results

Final Result

Overall Boost did show performance improvement especially with processor time and queued requests. I have posted the comparisons for your review. As I mentioned, I did not make any config changes or code changes, just installed Boost. I will be doing some more performance tests to see if it stays consistent. Depending on your page and its renderings it will help a great deal.

If you have any questions about Boost, please be sure to reach out to Nathanael Mann.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with me. (@akshaysura13 on twitter or on Slack).

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