I have 120,000 csv inside my AWS EC2 instance, each containing 120,000 rows. I can't insert each of them as is into my AWS RDS postgresql DB, that will be 120,000^2 = 14,400,000,000 records. Each csv is about 2 MB.
My approach is:
- Python script that converts 120,000 records into just 1 record (list of dictionary) for each csv (now 5 MB after condensing the data) with the help of
- The python script then insert each csv's 1 record into AWS postgresql database via
- I use python multiprocessing module to fully utilize my AWS EC2 to speed up data insertion
- I did not create additional indexes in order to speed up my data insertion
- I use AWS EC2 instance with up to 25GB of network connection
My observation is:
- At the beginning, my code will insert 50 csv per min, which is decent speed
- However, right now, with 50k csv being inserted, it only insert 1k csv in 5 hours, about 3.33 csv per min
- I tried using psql
\copyand realized that it takes between 30-50 sec to insert 1 csv, that's slower than my script that converts the data and insert into the DB directly
I am not sure how I can speed up things up.