I wonder whether it's worth a bunch of us getting together and knocking out some tests to fire off under load, and compare similarly provisioned & configured Lucee and ColdFusion boxes?
The last few tests I did under load between CF11 and Railo 4.x had CF outperforming Railo, I'm afraid. But... not by a great deal, and the code being tested wasn't exactly run-of-the-mill application code.
Railo used to be a lot (a lot!) faster than CF, but I'm not sure that it automatically is any more. I say Railo instead of Lucee because these tests were 6-8 months ago, and it was Railo I was running. Also I was running on Java 7 not Java 8, so this might change things as well.
I'd like to get together some more real-world tests, in a more controlled environment, and put both through their paces. Then publish the results.
My problem is that whilst I can write (or help write) the code, I have nothing but my shitty laptops to run it on. And that's not a realistic environment to run stuff on for benchmarking. Also I'm not a load tester by trade, so my approach of getting JMeter running lots of threads/users running lots of requests might not be a sensible approach to running the actual tests...?