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Building Secure High-Performance Web Services with OKWS

Maxwell Krohn, MIT


OKWS is a toolkit for building fast and secure Web services. It provides Web developers with a small set of tools that has proved powerful enough to build complex systems with limited effort. Despite its emphasis on security, OKWS shows performance improvements compared to popular systems: when servicing fully dynamic, non-disk-bound database workloads, OKWS's throughput and responsiveness exceed that of Apache 2 [3], Flash [23] and Haboob [44]. Experience with OKWS in a commercial deployment suggests it can reduce hardware and system management costs, while providing security guarantees absent in current systems.
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