Extreme HTTP Performance Tuning: 1.2M API req/s on a 4 vCPU EC2 Instance

Marc Richards shares the performance tuning steps that he took to serve 1.2M JSON requests per second from a 4 vCPU c5 instance, using a simple API server written in C.

20 Minutes
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Marc Richards

Marc Richards, Performance Engineer at Talawah Solutions

Marc is the resident Jack of All Trades at Talawah Solutions, a cloud computing consultancy that has served clients across the globe. A generalist at heart, Marc has worn a number of hats over the years, ranging from Analyst to Architect. Most recently, he has been indulging his passion for performance engineering in his attempts to explore the limits of HTTP performance in the cloud.