Experimental Evaluation of Processing Time for the Synchronization of XML-Based Business Objects

  • Michael Ameling
  • Bernhard Wolf
  • Thomas Springer
  • Alexander Schill
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5690)


Business objects (BOs) are data containers for complex data structures used in business applications such as Supply Chain Management and Customer Relationship Management. Due to the replication of application logic, multiple copies of BOs are created which have to be synchronized and updated. This is a complex and time consuming task because BOs rigorously vary in their structure according to the distribution, number and size of elements. Since BOs are internally represented as XML documents, the parsing of XML is one major cost factor which has to be considered for minimizing the processing time during synchronization. The prediction of the parsing time for BOs is an significant property for the selection of an efficient synchronization mechanism. In this paper, we present a method to evaluate the influence of the structure of BOs on their parsing time. The results of our experimental evaluation incorporating four different XML parsers examine the dependencies between the distribution of elements and the parsing time. Finally, a general cost model will be validated and simplified according to the results of the experimental setup.


Processing Time Root Node Supply Chain Management Child Node Customer Relationship Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Ameling
    • 1
  • Bernhard Wolf
    • 1
  • Thomas Springer
    • 2
  • Alexander Schill
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP Research CEC DresdenGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität DresdenGermany

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