The numbers shown at Crypto++ 5.6.0 Benchmarks seem to indicate that SHA256 is the fastest of the choices available with SQL Anywhere 12's HASH function... is that true? (there is occasionally a [cough] gap [cough] 'twixt theory and practice)
I'm interested in raw speed for computing string fingerprints, not cryptographic strength.
asked 05 Aug '12, 11:06
I think CRC32 ought to be fastest, then MD5. (I'm not quite sure what the columns are in that benchmark table, but it looks to me like they are confirming this.)
answered 17 Aug '12, 10:17