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Postgresql Performance on Ubuntu linux 18.04 and Amazon AWS EC2 iXL instance

Introduction This is a follow-up on our Postgresql Performance on Ubuntu 18.04 and Nutanix post. We document here the same pgbench tests on an Amazon EC2 i-XL instance with NVMe SSD storage. Disclaimer The following test results are not intended to give definitive numbers on the tested platform. These are only illustrative of the methodology used to test the platform for postgresql workloads. Sustained database benchmark with different linux kernel parameters We tested.. Read More

Postgresql Performance on Ubuntu linux 18.04 and Nutanix

Background On november 4, 2019, we were benchmarking a number of virtual machines on a new 12-node DELL 740XD-24 appliance under Nutanix AHV (and RDMA enabled). I was getting weird results and I tweeted the following: At the moment we were configuring both the Nutanix appliance and the Linux kernel parameters most suitable for a postgresql 9.5 specific workload. That was not a good idea and produced confusing test results since the actual.. Read More