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Performance impact of docker image size on containers

I have been seeing a lot of talk about how to optimize docker image size. And while it’s true that a smaller image can be downloaded faster from the docker hub, I am more interested in the actual impact on performance of the image size on the local system. Does it actually make sense to make a image from scratch, or should one just use images like Debian?

So before I go off to testing, I was wondering if anyone has already done this? Is there any available data of image size impact on container performance?

To clarify a bit more, I am interested in the difference of the I/O, storage, RAM and processor use.


HI Lovrenc, I am a newbie to docker I just wanted to know if you were able to find out about the effects of image size on the performance.