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AlekseyBaz 2 posts Joined 09/11
15 Dec 2011
Performance issue with Teradata Express for VMware Player


Hi ALL, I am  new  to Teradata so sorry if my questions seem trivial and obvious for you.

I downloaded and successfully launched Teradata Express for VMware Player I can remotely  connect and run query but the performance of some queries are very, very pure. It takes 5-10 minutes to get a result of a simple select. The same queries return result in seconds when execute against different  Teradata 13.00. To check  that the issue is not network related  I login in the VM using console  and  connected  locally to the teradata using BTEQ and run the following query 

select  top 2 * from dbc.TableSizeVX

where DatabaseName = 'DBC';

It took almost 11 minutes to get the result.

Did not  I miss some configuration steps?

Could someone advise please?



Jim Chapman 449 posts Joined 09/04
15 Dec 2011

That query takes 2 seconds on my 13.10 VM, but it is installed on a fast workstation.  Perhaps your host machine is underpowered.

AlekseyBaz 2 posts Joined 09/11
15 Dec 2011

I see the issue on two different host systems.

One is a  workstation with Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz with 3 GB memory and the second is a designated remote server to host VM images. I don't know the spec of the server but I am sure that they are more than enough. So I don't think the issue is caused by underpowered PC . And I don't see performance issue with Teradata 13.00 that runs on much slower and older PC.

penfold_001 4 posts Joined 07/12
10 Oct 2012

I know this is posting on an older thread.
But did you ever find a solution or root cause of the problem?
I seem to in the same position as the original poster.
That query takes a long time to run for me too.

Adeel Chaudhry 773 posts Joined 04/08
03 Nov 2012

Check if your system is capable enough .... and also VMWare is allowed to use sufficient amount of memory.

-- If you are stuck at something .... consider it an opportunity to think anew.

m.tahoon 43 posts Joined 09/11
12 Dec 2014

There should be three main reasons easly to rule out :
1. Processor:
Check in Win. Task Manager & Suse system monitor to se whether COU is  always hitting 100% when runnign any operation
 >> switching virtualization mode in VM image preferences from [Auto] which is the default to [Intel VT-x/EPT] Helped to mimnimize CPU utilization within Suse [guesr OS] considerably , i don't understand exactly why
2. Memory:
>> make sure you've not allocated less than recommended Mem. requirement for the Image, also disable Swaping on Host system if possible
3. disk
>> you can check if Disk is the bottle nick from the Host OD resource monitoring tool [as Win. Task mamager] where Disk activity is hitting 99% in processes tab ....... go SSD then :)

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