Dok Talks #109 - Benchmarking for PostgreSQL workloads in Kubernetes / Part 2

Data on Kubernetes
Thu, Dec 16, 2021, 9:00 AM (PST)

Gabriele Bartolini - VP of Cloud Native, EDB

About this event


6 months have passed since our last DoK webinar about benchmarking PostgreSQL workloads in a Kubernetes environment. In the meantime, many things have happened at EDB, and we’re happy to share what we’ve learned in this timeframe. We’ll use cnp-bench and cnp-sandbox to help us describe some of the challenges we might face when running PostgreSQL workloads, how to spot them, and what actions to take to make your databases healthier and more longeve.

cnp-bench is a collection of Helm charts that help run storage and database benchmarks, using popular open source tools like fio, pgbench, and HammerDB. cnp-sandbox is a Helm chart that sets up a Prometheus/Grafana stack, including basic metrics and dashboards for Cloud Native PostgreSQL, the Kubernetes operator developed by EDB. Both cnp-sandbox and cnp-bench are open source and recommended for development, testing, and pre-production environments only.


A long time open-source programmer and entrepreneur, Gabriele has a degree in Statistics from the University of Florence. After having consistently contributed to the growth of 2ndQuadrant and its members through nurturing a lean and devops culture, he is now leading the Cloud Native initiative at EDB. Gabriele lives in Prato, a small but vibrant city located in the northern part of Tuscany, Italy - famous for having hosted the first European PostgreSQL conferences. His second home is Melbourne, Australia, where he studied at Monash University and worked in the ICT sector. He loves playing the Blues with his Fender Stratocaster, but his major passions are called Elisabeth and Charlotte!


- A methodology for benchmarking a PostgreSQL database in Kubernetes

- Open source set of tools for benchmarking a PostgreSQL database in Kubernetes

- Reasons why benchmarking both the storage and the database is important