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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: Introducing Iron Cushion, a benchmark and load test for CouchDB
Date Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:07:33 GMT
On Mar 31, 2012, at 2:42 PM, Michael Parker wrote:

> Hi all,
> Last week I searched for CouchDB benchmark and load testing suites. I
> only came up with three-year old blog posts containing one-off scripts
> or tests for read performance using ab, and the Definitive Guide
> itself ( didn’t allude
> to anything good.
> So I went ahead and wrote one called Iron Cushion, which you can find
> available at It proceeds in two
> steps: First, documents are bulk inserted using CouchDB's Bulk
> Document API. Second, documents are individually created, read,
> updated, and deleted with random ordering of operations using
> CouchDB's Document API. Detailed statistics for both steps are printed
> at the end.
> You can specify the number of concurrent connections to the database,
> a “schema” for documents inserted and updated, how many documents to
> bulk insert, how many CRUD operations to perform, and lots more. More
> information can be found on the GitHub page.
> (Disclaimer: Absolutely no warranty, don’t accidentally bulk insert a
> million documents into your production DB, etc.)
> All sorts of feedback is welcome!
> Regards,
> Mike

Wow Mike, this looks fantastic!  I especially like the json_document_schema_file bit.  Thanks
for sharing,

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