PostgreSQL pgbench

This is a simple benchmark of PostgreSQL using pgbench.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark pgbench.

Project Site

postgresql.org

Test Created

6 December 2010

Last Updated

30 September 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type

System

Average Install Time

1 Minute, 26 Seconds

Average Run Time

5 Minutes, 37 Seconds

Test Dependencies

C/C++ Compiler Toolchain + BC

Accolades

300k+ Downloads + 10k+ Public Benchmark Results

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Test Completions **Reported Installs **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsPostgreSQL pgbench Popularity Statisticspts/pgbench2010.122011.042011.082011.122012.042012.082012.122013.042013.082013.122014.042014.082014.122015.042015.082015.122016.042016.082016.122017.042017.082017.122018.042018.082018.122019.042019.082019.122020.042020.082020.122021.042021.0870K140K210K280K350K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to OpenBenchmarking.org is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to OpenBenchmarking.org and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data current as of 30 November 2021.
10039.8%100022.2%138.0%Scaling Factor Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
50013.1%10022.0%25023.2%120.4%5021.3%Clients Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org
Read Only50.7%Read Write49.3%Mode Option PopularityOpenBenchmarking.org

Revision History

pts/pgbench-1.11.0   [View Source]   Thu, 30 Sep 2021 15:06:31 GMT
Update against PostgreSQL 14.0 upstream, various tuning improvements too.

pts/pgbench-1.10.2   [View Source]   Sat, 24 Jul 2021 18:40:45 GMT
Increase time -T option to 90, oversight that it wasn't bumped higher in more recent years.

pts/pgbench-1.10.1   [View Source]   Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:41:34 GMT
Settings tweak for the 1.10.0 changes.

pts/pgbench-1.10.0   [View Source]   Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:11:09 GMT
Update against PostgreSQL 13.0 upstream, restructure test option handling.

pts/pgbench-1.9.1   [View Source]   Fri, 04 Oct 2019 06:53:32 GMT
Fix heavy contentiob by going off physical CPU cores.

pts/pgbench-1.9.0   [View Source]   Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:57:40 GMT
Update against PostgreSQL 12.0. NOTE: still waiting on official Windows postgresql 12 release binaries.

pts/pgbench-1.8.7   [View Source]   Fri, 29 Mar 2019 03:20:12 GMT
Update download URLs.

pts/pgbench-1.8.6   [View Source]   Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:47:49 GMT
Enable BSD build support.

pts/pgbench-1.8.5   [View Source]   Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:43:34 GMT
Add bc as an external dependency.

pts/pgbench-1.8.4   [View Source]   Sun, 25 Mar 2018 13:10:40 GMT
Fix the bundled patch allowing PostgreSQL to run as root.

pts/pgbench-1.8.3   [View Source]   Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:07:18 GMT
Adjust run count as was bumped lower during debugging.

pts/pgbench-1.8.2   [View Source]   Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:06:30 GMT
Create db directory on Windows otherwise the test seems to sometimes fail, also add note about MSVCR120.dll needing to be on system for PostgreSQL to work.

pts/pgbench-1.8.1   [View Source]   Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:46:17 GMT
Tidy up the Windows support, appears to be good to go.

pts/pgbench-1.8.0   [View Source]   Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:26:11 GMT
Update against upstream PostgreSQL 10.3, add initial Windows bits.

pts/pgbench-1.7.0   [View Source]   Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:23:03 GMT
Updating against postgresql 10.0

pts/pgbench-1.6.0   [View Source]   Fri, 19 May 2017 11:57:32 GMT
Update against upstream PostgreSQL 9.6.3.

pts/pgbench-1.5.2   [View Source]   Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:05:08 GMT
Update download links, advertise BSD compatibility.

pts/pgbench-1.5.1   [View Source]   Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:16:09 GMT
Hack up pgbench to let it run as root

pts/pgbench-1.5.0   [View Source]   Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:05:58 GMT
Major update/overhaul of pgbench PostgreSQL benchmark.

pts/pgbench-1.4.0   [View Source]   Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:15:04 GMT
Move back to older PostgreSQL 8.4.11 upstream server version to work around PostgreSQL 9.x issue right now dealing with the plpg

pts/pgbench-1.3.0   [View Source]   Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:23:30 GMT
Update PostgreSQL to version 9.0.4.

pts/pgbench-1.2.0   [View Source]   Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:16:36 GMT
Initial import into OpenBenchmarking.org

Suites Using This Test

C/C++ Compiler Tests

Database Test Suite

Multi-Core

Server

Common Kernel Benchmarks

CPU Massive


Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:

PostgreSQL pgbench 14.0

Scaling Factor: 100 - Clients: 250 - Mode: Read Only - Average Latency

OpenBenchmarking.org metrics for this test profile configuration based on 298 public results since 30 September 2021 with the latest data as of 27 November 2021.

Below is an overview of the generalized performance for components where there is sufficient statistically significant data based upon user-uploaded results. It is important to keep in mind particularly in the Linux/open-source space there can be vastly different OS configurations, with this overview intended to offer just general guidance as to the performance expectations.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Scaling Factor: 100 - Clients: 250 - Mode: Read Only - Average Latency286 Results Range From 0 To 308 ms0183654729010812614416218019821623425227028830632460120180240300

Based on OpenBenchmarking.org data, the selected test / test configuration (PostgreSQL pgbench 14.0 - Scaling Factor: 100 - Clients: 250 - Mode: Read Only - Average Latency) has an average run-time of 11 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkScaling Factor: 100 - Clients: 250 - Mode: Read Only - Average LatencyRun-Time816243240Min: 2 / Avg: 10.13 / Max: 39

Based on public OpenBenchmarking.org results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.8%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsScaling Factor: 100 - Clients: 250 - Mode: Read Only - Average LatencyDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.84 / Max: 4

Notable Instruction Set Usage

Notable instruction set extensions supported by this test, based on an automatic analysis by the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org analytics engine.

Instruction Set
Support
Instructions Detected
SSE2 (SSE2)
Used by default on supported hardware.
 
COMISD DIVSD MULSD CVTTSD2SI CVTSI2SD ADDSD SUBSD UCOMISD MOVAPD SQRTSD ANDPD ANDNPD ORPD MOVDQU XORPD MAXSD MINSD MOVDQA
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: sandybridge, skylake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Sandy Bridge (2011).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VZEROUPPER VINSERTF128 VEXTRACTF128 VBROADCASTSS
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Excavator (2016).

 
VPBROADCASTQ VEXTRACTI128 VINSERTI128 VPBROADCASTD
FMA (FMA)
Requires passing a supported compiler/build flag (verified with targets: skylake, znver2, znver3).
Found on Intel processors since Haswell (2013).
Found on AMD processors since Bulldozer (2011).

 
VFNMADD231SD VFMADD213SD VFMSUB132SD VFNMADD213SD VFNMADD132SD VFMADD132SD
The test / benchmark does honor compiler flag changes.
Last automated analysis: 10 May 2021

This test profile binary relies on the shared libraries libpq.so.5, libpthread.so.0, libm.so.6, libc.so.6.

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