The Fedora community has conducted a number of performance tests. The details of each test, including testing parameters and results, are included in the following sections.
A number of factors influence Fedora 4 performance, such as:
- Server hardware (CPU, disk, memory, network bandwidth)
- Repository configuration (storage, indexing and sequencers configured)
- Data (number of child resources)
For best performance, we recommend:
- Configure Java to have a large heap size, e.g.,
- Limit the number of children under a single resource – ideally to 1,000 or less. Consider using a hierarchy to organize resources, e.g., storing the resource with ID
12345678at the path
/12/34/56/78. Automatically-generated identifiers will use this pattern.
- Particularly when working with files larger than available memory, use Infinispan file storage (e.g.
Single Node Performance Testing
Ingesting content into Fedora 4 is generally faster than ingesting into Fedora 3 on the same hardware (tested up to 10,000 containers with 50MB binaries).
- See Ingest Test Matrix.
Updating content in Fedora 4 is generally faster than in Fedora 3.
Large File Ingest and Retrieval
Arbitrarily-large files can be ingested and downloaded via the REST API (tested up to 1TB). The only apparent limitations are disk space available to store the files, and a sufficiently large Java heap size (tested with -Xmx2048m).
Clustered Performance Testing
Ingest and read/update/delete testing on multiple servers configured as a cluster.
CRUD testing on multiple servers configured as a cluster with a load balancer.
Reports of real-world ingest and performance testing.