Agile Story Map Performance query

We have been trialling the story map plugin over the last couple of months on a download installation of Jira and like it. I have a concerns about deploying to our production Jira instance in relation to performance.

I would like to know if you have any information on the performance of your story map plugin at scale?

We have a large Jira instance (Jira v5.1.6 with the Greenhopper plugin v6.0.5 and some other plugins. We are planning to upgrade to Jira 6.1 and the latest Greenhopper plugin in the next 6 weeks.)

  • Issues - 705167
  • Projects - 548
  • Custom Fields - 589
  • Workflows - 109
  • Attachments - 675945
  • Comments - 2104831
  • Users - 5254
  • Groups - 314

I would like to know what type of footprint this plugin may add to my Jira instance:

  1. Does it add its own data to the Jira lucene indexes - If so how much do they grow by typically?
  2. Should I consider increasing JVM RAM if I proceed with purchasing your plugin?
  3. Does it consume any disk space on the server side?
  4. How many issues can a story map handle before there is a notable performance degradation either with the story map or Jira or both?
  5. Does the number of story maps affect the performance?
  6. Does the plugin write many records to the database or is the story map calculated dynamically from the Epic/Theme field?

If you have no performance data for the plugin - can you tell us what type of things (that may affect performance) we should test in the plugin (on a test instance of Jira) before we deploy this to production?


Cyril Egan

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This add on adds no own custom fields or any additional data/indexes to your installation but uses only existing services. All the business logic is implemented at the client side – therefore no performance impact at the server side is expected! To show up the map once it needs one JQL- query – after that only little data is exchanged with the server.

Your questions in detail:

  1. 1) No
  2. 2) No
  3. 3) No
  4. 4) The Map only shows issues of type story and epic. If your map contains more than 500 - 750 stories (only stories count!), your browsers (client not server) performance could be influenced.
  5. 5) No
  6. 6) No

This add on can be used at your described configuration without hesitation and without any additional resources.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you!


Thanks Florian - This answers all I need to know. We will be proceeding with the plugin in due course :-)

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