Performance Optimization Guide

For best performance, we recommend running on ObjectiveFS on servers with at least 2GB of RAM and 2 cpus.

Performance Recommendations

1. Use a larger memory cache

2. Enable disk cache

3. Run your servers in the same region as your object store

4. Enable multithreading

5. Use kernel cache

6. Consider noatime and nodiratime

7. Try hpc mode for batch workload

8. Read and write data in multiples of 128KB

9. Use compaction to optimize the storage layout

10. Exclude your filesystem from programs that regularly scan directories

11. S3 Bucket Versioning and Lifecycle Rules

12. Performance testing considerations


Last updated by ObjectiveFS staff, May 20, 2020
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