Google today revealed some performance benchmarks comparing four of its major services running on SPDY instead of HTTPS. The improvements in latency (measured as the time from first request byte to onload event in the browser) are massive for both users with fast connections and users with high round-trip times:
The above results were measured using Chrome 29, comparing HTTPS versus SPDY for each site “across millions of real user sessions with various connectivity profiles.” SPDY, which is not an acronym but just a short version for the word “speedy,” is a protocol developed primarily at Google to improve browsing by forcing SSL encryption for all sites and speeding up page loads.
See also – Google tests data compression proxy feature to speed up Chrome for Android, like Opera Turbo and Amazon Silk and Google adds its experimental QUIC network protocol to latest Chrome build, delivering HTTP over UDP
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