Benchmark: Accelerating PostGIS performance with FPGA

Measuring the impact of FPGA acceleration on PostGIS concurrent query performance at Toyota.

Benchmarking PostGIS performance at Toyota

FPGA-equipped servers enhance free, open source Postgres with massive parallel processing to speed up and scale the database.

In August 2019, Toyota Motor Corporation benchmarked FPGA-accelerated PostGIS performance for a connected car project.

The parallel processing introduced by the FPGA provided faster, more stable PostGIS query performance under concurrent load vs. non-FPGA accelerated PostGIS.

This white paper explains the benchmark setup and results.

  • PostGIS & Postgres 11.5
  • Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA
  • Swarm64 DA FPGA extension for Postgres
Toyota PostGIS benchmark FPGA

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