[Setup] Plone 4.0.4 Standalone with PostgreSQL or ZEO

Jon Stahl jonstahl at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 20:43:51 UTC 2011

I would guess (having never used Relstorage) that for a site with only
35 users, the performance gains of Relstorage are not going to be
relevant and that a standard ZEO-based deployment will be just fine.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Maurits van Rees
<m.van.rees at zestsoftware.nl> wrote:
> Op 24-03-11 21:03, nikolaj schreef:
>> Ive tried Standalone with Data.fs and now managed to setup RelStorage with
>> PostgreSQL, but Im in doubt - should I go with ZEO?
>> Could someone please elaborate the pros and cons between RelStorage and
>> ZEO.
>> The setup is going to work for 35 users with EasyNewsletter, Ploneboard,
>> Blog, Gallery, MS and PDF context search and WebDAV.
> Look at
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/RelStorage/1.5.0b2#features
> Especially:
> - According to some tests, RelStorage handles high concurrency better than
> the standard combination of ZEO and FileStorage.  (It may be wise to run
> some performance tests yourself.)
> - Whereas FileStorage takes longer to start as the database grows due to an
> in-memory index of all objects, RelStorage starts quickly regardless of
> database size.
> - Capable of failover to replicated SQL databases.
> A Data.fs is still the standard way to deploy Plone and no one will fault
> you for doing so.  Relstorage is a solid solution as well though, and I have
> the feeling it is gaining more popularity.
> See also the zodb-dev mailing list for discussions on the zodb in either
> filestorage or relstorage form:
> https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zodb-dev
> (also available via gmane)
> Cheers,
> --
> Maurits van Rees
> Web App Programmer at Zest Software: http://zestsoftware.nl
> Personal website: http://maurits.vanrees.org/
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