PostgreSQL Scalability

PostgreSQL Scalability

PostgreSQL supports both vertical and horizontal scaling.

Vertical scalability means adding more resources to a single PostgreSQL server. A highly a highly optimized query engine as well as memory management and I/O scheduling allows PostgreSQL to scale extremely well vertically. Careful tuning of PostgreSQL server configuration is essential in order to ensure that PostgreSQL optimally utilizes the additional resources.

Horizontal scalability can be implemented in various approachs including partitioning, sharding and replication.

Our PostgreSQL experts provide independent advice and can answer questions about scalability.

Common PostgreSQL Scalability Challenges

Choosing the Right Infrastructure

Scaling up PostgreSQL involves upgrading the hardware and infrastructure on which PostgreSQL is deployed.

Before you start scaling vertically, it is important to understand your specific workload and where the bottlenecks are in your current infrastructure.

Our consultants will help you identify potential bottlenecks as well as guide you through sizing an optimal infrastructure upgrade.

Read Scalability vs Read-Write Scalability

Before you decide what scalability strategy to implement, you must have a good understanding of whether you need read scalability or read-write scalability.

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