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Leveraging our experience with Node.js performance, Fastify has been built from the ground up to be as fast as possible.

All the code used for our benchmarks is available on GitHub.

Here's a brief summary on how Fastify overhead performed against the some other well known Node.js web frameworks:

44790 req/sec


36483 req/sec


10433 req/sec


34040 req/sec


31431 req/sec


Please note that this is a synthetic, "hello world" benchmark that aims to evaluate the framework overhead. The overhead that each framework has on your application depends on your application, you should always benchmark if performance matters to you.

Do you want to provide feedback on our benchmarks? Open an issue on GitHub and we will get back to you!