PostgreSQL Performance Tuning

Tweak your hardware to get the most from this open-source database.
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Found this article useful

Anonymous's picture

I found this updated PostgreSQL Tuning article very useful.

This guide was very helpful.

Anonymous's picture

This guide was very helpful. Please ignore the ignorant posts saying otherwise. I'd be scared to have those people managing my data.

A brief overview for database system

Breno Leitao's picture

This article is performance tunning for newbie, nothing to be used as day-a-day book. But one question is important, no one that must tune the pgsql is really newbie about db system. ;-(

Breno Leitao

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Anonymous's picture

Hello,
After learning this great article which provides the reader with some very useful and basic understandings of the data path in postgreSQL backend, I must say I have been a little shock by the comments I saw from people who are just waiting others to do what they should also be trying to do. These kinds of comments do not look like an encouragment to Bruce who deserves a lot of credit for the simplicity of his writing, and above all for his willingness toi help others.
Thanks Bruce, your article help explain easily some basic backgrounds required to tune wisely a PostgreSQL database.

Paul

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Anonymous's picture

HELLO! CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT. I EXPECTED TO OPTIMIZE MY DATABASE AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE BUT IT SEEMS THAT I WAS BETTER-OFF WITHOUT READING IT!!!!

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Anonymous's picture

I was hoping to learn what the vacuum and vacuum analyze commands do, maybe read about the performance benefits of using them or find out other methods to make my queries run faster. I guess the guy just wanted to advertise his book. Thanks for nothing.

Re: PostgreSQL Performance Tuning

Anonymous's picture

not only is not really about PostgreSQL specifically, but it also has incorrect links.

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Anonymous's picture

This document should be called General Overview of Performance Tuning. It provides almost no technical detail or insight into the tuning process. I would like to see an article which delves deeper into the issue and provides some real numbers from real applications on some real hardware. After reading the article, one is no more enabled to do any tuning on a PostgreSQL DB than if one didn't read the article at all. I am disappointed.

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