GraalVM demos: Simple Java stream benchmark

This application is a small benchmark of the Java stream API.



Download or clone the repository and navigate into the java-simple-stream-benchmark directory:

git clone
cd graalvm-demos/java-simple-stream-benchmark

Build the benchmark. You can manually execute mvn package, but there is also a script included for your convenience.


Now you are all set to execute the benchmark and compare the results between different JVMs.

Export the GraalVM home directory as the $GRAALVM_HOME and add $GRAALVM_HOME/bin to the path, using a command-line shell for Linux:

export GRAALVM_HOME=/path/to/graalvm

and for Mac OS:

export GRAALVM_HOME=/path/to/graalvm/Contents/Home

Running the benchmark

To run the benchmark, you need to execute the target/benchmarks.jar file. You can run it with the following command:

$GRAALVM_HOME/bin/java -jar target/benchmarks.jar

If you would like to run the benchmark on a different JVM, you can run it with whatever java you have. However, if you just want to run it on the same JVM, but without the Graal compiler, you may add the -XX:-UseJVMCICompiler option into the same command.

$GRAALVM_HOME/bin/java -XX:-UseJVMCICompiler -jar target/benchmarks.jar

This way, Graal will not be used as the JVMCI compiler and the JVM will use its default one.

A note about the results

The benchmark mode is AverageTime in nanoseconds per operation, which means lower numbers are better.

Note that the results you see can be influenced by the hardware you are running this benchmark on, the CPU load, and other factors. Interpret them responsibly.