Comparison of Dapper Versus EntityFramework
Being authored an authorization server for Multi-Tenant SaaS Applications, one fine day, I was doing application profiling and noticed in profiler, that the context loading was taking more time, rather than rewriting the same in ADO.Net for critical requests that are required to handle data faster, I thought I would opt for Dapper.
Dapper had a simple wrapper over the SQL Connection that takes the Query and the paramters [SQL Paramters for parameterized Query]. I found dapper simple and interesting. Deciding to try out Dapper in a similar environment than replacing in the exising ones, I did a couple of benchmarks of Dapper Versus EntityFramework and the following are the observations.
|GetClientDetailFromDapperDAL_Async||LegacyJitX64||LegacyJit||243.2 us||4.817 us||5.354 us||243.8 us|
|GetClientDetailFromEFDAL_Async||LegacyJitX64||LegacyJit||465.5 us||9.258 us||24.390 us||457.1 us|
|GetClientDetailFromDapperDAL_Async||RyuJitX64||RyuJit||237.6 us||2.447 us||2.169 us||237.6 us|
|GetClientDetailFromEFDAL_Async||RyuJitX64||RyuJit||465.6 us||9.022 us||12.940 us||465.1 us|
The source code for this analysis will be posted shortly.