One year ago, NetApp announced the acquisition of Instaclustr to “move up and shift left”–meeting the needs of developers by providing a PaaS that brings together the application management, optimization, and compliance services that organizations need to achieve speed to market, agility, and cost-effectiveness in the cloud. Today, we announce a major step towards realizing that vision with the full release of Instaclustr for PostgreSQL® on Azure NetApp Files (ANF). This release gives customers the benefit of blazingly fast IOPS of ANF storage to drive the highest possible levels of PostgreSQL performance, backed with the rock-solid reliability and industry-leading management of the Instaclustr Managed Platform.
For organizations with high read/write workloads, the number of transactions per second (TPS) that a database can handle is a key performance metric and often requires more than standard cloud hardware can provide. This is especially important for large-scale databases such as those used by ERP or e-commerce platforms.
With Instaclustr’s PostgreSQL-ANF, customers can enjoy a significant boost in TPS without needing to increase their instance size or storage. Our platform delivers higher IOPS out of the box, resulting in a remarkable upgrade in achievable TPS for our customers.
Our testing, which utilized PGbench, has shown that read/write loads on our PostgreSQL-ANF using ANF premium storage can increase TPS by up to 325% compared with our previous platform. This result, while enabled by the performance of ANF, was only fully realized after we spent months performance-tuning with our PostgreSQL and storage experts—work that our customers can now benefit from immediately when provisioning a new cluster.