On 09/15/2014 02:16 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> wrote:
>> On 09/15/2014 10:23 AM, Claudio Freire wrote:
>>> Now, large small keys could be 200 or 2000, or even 20k. I'd guess
>>> several should be tested to find the shape of the curve.
>> Well, we know that it's not noticeable with 200, and that it is
>> noticeable with 100K.  It's only worth testing further if we think that
>> having more than 200 top-level keys in one JSONB value is going to be a
>> use case for more than 0.1% of our users.  I personally do not.
> FWIW, I have written one (1) application that uses JSONB and it has
> one sub-object (not the top-level object) that in the most typical
> configuration contains precisely 270 keys.  Now, granted, that is not
> the top-level object, if that distinction is actually relevant here,
> but color me just a bit skeptical of this claim anyway.  This was just
> a casual thing I did for my own use, not anything industrial strength,
> so it's hard to believe I'm stressing the system more than 99.9% of
> users will.

Actually, having the keys all at the same level *is* relevant for the
issue we're discussing.  If those 270 keys are organized in a tree, it's
not the same as having them all on one level (and not as problematic).

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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