Three tips for faster bulk inserts into a PostgreSQL database

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Disabling fsync, removing indices and using pgcopy will significantly speed up the import of data

Tens of gigabytes of data. An amount that doesn’t quite fit into an Excel spreadsheet but doesn’t warrant the use of big data tools like Hadoop either. PostgreSQL can easily handle this volume. This post is about speeding up the initial import of a large number of rows.