This document describes how to use a YSQL-specific binding to test the YSQL API using the YCSB benchmark.
For additional information about YCSB, refer to the following:
Running the benchmark
To run the benchmark, ensure that you meet the prerequisites and complete steps such as starting YugabyteDB and configuring its properties.
The binaries are compiled with Java 13 and it is recommended to run these binaries with that version.
Run the following commands to download the YCSB binaries:
$ cd $HOME $ wget https://github.com/yugabyte/YCSB/releases/download/1.0/ycsb.tar.gz $ tar -zxvf ycsb.tar.gz $ cd YCSB
Ensure that you have the YSQL shell ysqlsh and that its location is included in the
PATH variable, as follows:
$ export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/ysqlsh
Start your YugabyteDB cluster by following the procedure described in Manual deployment. Note the IP addresses of the nodes in the cluster, as these addresses are required when configuring the properties file.
Configure the properties file
Update the file
db.properties in the YCSB directory with the following contents, replacing values for the IP addresses in the
db.url field with the correct values for all the nodes that are part of the cluster:
db.driver=org.postgresql.Driver db.url=jdbc:postgresql://<ip1>:5433/ycsb;jdbc:postgresql://<ip2>:5433/ycsb;jdbc:postgresql://<ip3>:5433/ycsb; db.user=yugabyte db.passwd=
The other configuration parameters are described in Core Properties.
Run the benchmark
Use the following script
run_ysql.sh to load and run all the workloads:
$ ./run_ysql.sh --ip <ip>
The preceding command runs the workload on a table with a million rows. To run the benchmark on a table with a different row count, use the following command:
$ ./run_ysql.sh --ip <ip> --recordcount <number of rows>
To get the maximum performance out of the system, you would have to tune the
threadcount parameter in the script. As a reference, for a c5.4xlarge instance with 16 cores and 32GB RAM, you used a
thread count of 32 for the loading phase and 256 for the execution phase.
run_ysql.sh script creates two result files per workload: one for the loading, and one for the execution phase with the details of throughput and latency.
For example, for a workload it creates, inspect the
Run individual workloads (optional)
Optionally, you can run workloads individually using the following steps:
Start the YSQL shell using the following command:
$ ./bin/ysqlsh -h <ip>
ycsbdatabase as follows:
yugabyte=# CREATE DATABASE ycsb;
Connect to the database as follows:
yugabyte=# \c ycsb
Create the table as follows:
ycsb=# CREATE TABLE usertable ( YCSB_KEY VARCHAR(255) PRIMARY KEY, FIELD0 TEXT, FIELD1 TEXT, FIELD2 TEXT, FIELD3 TEXT, FIELD4 TEXT, FIELD5 TEXT, FIELD6 TEXT, FIELD7 TEXT, FIELD8 TEXT, FIELD9 TEXT);
Load the data before you start the
$ ./bin/ycsb load yugabyteSQL -s \ -P db.properties \ -P workloads/workloada \ -p recordcount=1000000 \ -p operationcount=10000000 \ -p threadcount=32
Run the workload as follows:
recordcountparameter in the following
ycsbcommands should match the number of rows in the table.
$ ./bin/ycsb run yugabyteSQL -s \ -P db.properties \ -P workloads/workloada \ -p recordcount=1000000 \ -p operationcount=10000000 \ -p threadcount=256
Run other workloads (for example,
workloadb) by changing the corresponding argument in the preceding command, as follows:
$ ./bin/ycsb run yugabyteSQL -s \ -P db.properties \ -P workloads/workloadb \ -p recordcount=1000000 \ -p operationcount=10000000 \ -p threadcount=256
When run on a 3-node cluster with each node on a c5.4xlarge AWS instance (16 cores, 32 GB of RAM, and 2 EBS volumes), all belonging to the same availability zone with the client VM running in the same availability zone, you get the following results for 1 million rows:
|Workload||Throughput (ops/sec)||Read Latency||Write Latency|
|Workload A||37,377||1.5ms||12 ms update|
|Workload B||66,875||4ms||7.6ms update|
|Workload C||77,068||3.5ms read||Not applicable|
|Workload D||63,676||4ms||7ms insert|
|Workload E||63,686||3.8ms scan||Not applicable|
|Workload F||29,500||2ms||15ms read-modify-write|