PgConf.Russia 2016 talks

Stainless steel elephant: PostgreSQL performance testing continued

Alex Chistyakov
Git in Sky

Alex Chistyakov is a principal engineer in Git in Sky, a small consulting company focused on web operations, IT automation and performance engineering. He was working for a number of big software companies including Motorola, Mail.Ru, DataArt and Borland. Can read, understand and manually execute query plans.

We love to stress test software, since we are a performance engineering company. Our friends from a hosting company provided us with a modern dedicated server so we immediately started to test PostgreSQL in different environments, including SmartOS, DragonFly and Windows. We would like to present our results (and all the gory details) to community.