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Jira 7 vs Jira 8 performance (comparison)


The Atlassian release of Jira 8 advertises, among other things, a significant improvement in performance. In CoreIT s.r.o. we did not let trust to him so much and we checked it out ourselves. We created two identical instances - version 7.13 and version 8.0 - and tested several performance factors that showed the improvement is indeed noticeable. Proof can be seen in the picture below.


What is your experience after upgrade to new Jira 8? Did you experience something similar?


@Petr Vaníček Thank you for the post!

I have not done any testing yet.

HI all

What type of disk? hdd\ssd?


it's SSD (gp2 on AWS).


postgres\mysql ?

PostgreSQL 11.1 (but with native 9.4 driver)


Can you tell, your jira 8 on java 8 or java 11?


it's running on Java 8 (both instances).

Like Evgeniy_Russkikh likes this

Don't you want to test java 8 vs java 11 also?

Like Petr Vaníček likes this

Maybe later with 8.1 ans I also think it's already supported, but it's not. I tried run it with Java 11, but I got error for 2 system plugins with "We haven't been able to start all the required system plugins"

Like Evgeniy_Russkikh likes this

oh, i see. Will wait then :)

Hi @Evgeniy_Russkikh

so I just tried thi with 8.1 EAP03 (so really early version of Jira 8.1) and results are worst in compare of Jira 8.0 and also 7.13 with Java 1.8. I will update results when 8.1 will be published, because for now it could be becasue of early development state.


Like # people like this

Wow thanks! Will see on release then :)


Thanks for that post.

it will be awesome, if you provide jvm parameters both instances. 



Gonchik Tsymzhitov

Both instances has 3000 MB for both values - nothing else wasn't changed.


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