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Amit Kapila

How to Benchmark PostgreSQL using HammerDB open-source tool

How to Benchmark PostgreSQL Using HammerDB Open Source Tool

Amit Kapila Apr 27, 2020

This article discusses how to perform benchmark tests using the open source tool, HammerDB, as an alternative to using pgbench. We will review...

Zheap: A Storage Engine to Provide Better Control Over Bloat

Amit Kapila Mar 20, 2018

In the past few years, PostgreSQL has advanced a lot in terms of features, performance, and scalability for many core systems. However, one of the...

Powering up Postgres with Performance Advances

Amit Kapila May 25, 2016

The last five years have produced a significant increase in global organizations deploying Postgres across their organizations and calling for higher...

Parallelism Becomes a Reality in Postgres

Amit Kapila Dec 14, 2015

This post originally appeared on Amit Kapila's personal blog. Parallelism is now a reality in PostgreSQL. With 9.6, I hope we will see many different...

Well-known Databases Use Different Approaches for MVCC

Amit Kapila Mar 18, 2015

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Read Scalability in PostgreSQL 9.5

Amit Kapila Jan 27, 2015

In PostgreSQL 9.5, we will see a boost in scalability for read workload when the data can fit in RAM. I ran a pgbench read-only load to compare the...