Benchmarking CouchDB (1)

I’ve written a small benchmark for couchdb to test it’s document creation performance. A script creates $N$ documents in total using bulk update to create $B$ at the same time with $T$ concurrent threads. The following graph show the time it takes to create an amount of documents against that amount of document for different values of $B$ with $T=1$.

And for $T=2 (two concurrent threads. Tested on a dual core machine)

The values of B are 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 45, 64, 90, 128, 181, 256, 362, 512, 724 and 1024

As you can see, a higher value of $B$ causes the graph to shift to the right which means more $N for the same time. Bulk update really does make a difference. Or non-bulk-update really sucks. Also adding threads does help a bit, but not as much as expected.

There are some more interesting graphs to plot ($B$ against $\overline {N \over \Delta T} $). More graphs tomorrow.

(For those interested, the raw data from which these graphs were plotted.)

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