[zeromq-dev] BSON as high performance serialisation

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Sun Apr 1 00:40:35 CEST 2012

On 31 March 2012 17:33, Rick Olson <technoweenie at gmail.com> wrote:

> How's BSON compare to msgpack?  I've started using that in places.

Not to dissuade from MsgPack having a more convenient API to use,
but MsgPack is surprisingly worse than Protocol Buffers.  Despite their
website claims, unfortunately the MsgPack projects testing procedure is
flawed.  This has previously been raised on the list.

After looking at http://bsonspec.org/#/specification I'm not sure how
YouTube is finding BSON to be faster.  It looks like a 1st generation
format like TIBCO's forms and not second generation qforms (using a
dictionary), or third generation rforms (using dynamic dictionaries).

More development appears to be towards convenience as hardware improvements
make bit tweaking less productive.

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