I have a Django app deployed on Heroku and it is VERY slow!
I'm making small queries and I'm waiting a long time (10-15+ seconds to load 12 items (a 41KB request).
I'm using the Insomnia tool to test queries. When I make a 3.3KB request to my local server, it takes 400ms, whereas the same request to my Heroku deployed server takes 2400ms. I don't know if this is normal, but 6X slower seems like a lot.
My database is Amazon RDS.
It seems like there must be something wrong with the Heroku side, but I don't know where to look. Is there anything in particular I can test or check to learn more about what's causing this bottleneck?
Thanks for any information! Much appreciated. I've spent a lot of time looking online with no progress so far!