[zeromq-dev] BSON as high performance serialisation

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Sat Mar 31 03:23:06 CEST 2012


Interesting tidbit from a YouTube presentation,

*Serialization formats* - no matter which one you use, they are all
> expensive. Measure. Don’t use pickle. Not a good choice. Found protocol
> buffers slow. They wrote their own BSON implementation which is 10-15 time
> faster than the one you can download.


http://highscalability.com/blog/2012/3/26/7-years-of-youtube-scalability-lessons-in-30-minutes.html

BSON is an initialism for Binary-JSON,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSON

-- 
Steve-o
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