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Teradata Viewpoint performance considerations

There are a number of factors that contribute to performance aspects of Teradata Viewpoint and enough to warrant an article on this subject. So if you are looking for improved Viewpoint responsiveness and snappier portlet refreshes, consider the aspects covered in this article.

Teradata Viewpoint 13.11 released

Teradata is pleased to announce the official release of Teradata Viewpoint 13.11 effective December 17th, 2010. The fourth release of Viewpoint in 2010!

The primary focus of this Viewpoint release is the "Query Spotlight" portlet for super-advanced system and query analysis. However this release also includes a variety of improvements and feature advancements spanning many of the existing Viewpoint portlets. The Viewpoint 13.11 release also represents an integration of patch releases into the base packages.

Teradata Manager - Where is that in Viewpoint?

The Teradata Viewpoint team is often asked how do I do this Teradata Manager function in Viewpoint? Although Teradata Viewpoint is fairly intuitive and offers excellent on-line help, it seemed worth creating an article related to this subject to accomplish two things. First, provide some high level guidance of what portlets may want to be considered for general Teradata Manager functionality. Secondly, provide a discussion forum for more in-depth Teradata Manager feature questions.

Teradata Viewpoint 13.10 released

Teradata is pleased to announce the official release of Teradata Viewpoint 13.10 effective August 27th, 2010.

The primary focus of this Viewpoint release is the "Workload Designer" portlet for Teradata Active System Management (TASM) / workload management configuration. The Workload Designer portlet is an addition to the TASM Portlets bundle joining the Workload Health and Workload Monitor portlets introduced with the Teradata Viewpoint / TASM Portlets 13.02 release in January 2010. 

Teradata Viewpoint patch released

The Teradata Viewpoint patch bundle is available on the patch server effective June 28th, 2010. We don't normally publish Viewpoint articles on patch releases but this one has some significance worth noting so please read on.

The Viewpoint patch release addresses three items worth mentioning.

A starter's guide to portlets and dashboards

So you have Viewpoint installed and you are logged in for the first time, a blank Viewpoint pane stares back at you ... Now what?

This article discusses some of the commonly used portlets, portlet settings/permissions, and suggested dashboards for various users in a Teradata environment. It is worth noting that there is no single blueprint for Viewpoint that works for everyone, so the focus of this article will be on the Viewpoint usage commonalities considering a Business User, Power User, and DBA and covering the Teradata Self Service, Teradata Management, and TASM Portlets.

Teradata Viewpoint 13.03 released

Teradata is very pleased to announce the official release of Teradata Viewpoint 13.03 effective March 12th, 2010.

The main theme of this Viewpoint release is Teradata Manager feature equivelence but there's much more!

Teradata Viewpoint 13.02 released

Teradata is very pleased to announce the official release of Teradata Viewpoint 13.02 effective January 8th, 2010!

Here are some details regarding this very exciting release. This is the first release of Teradata Active System Management (TASM) portlets, specifically the Workload Health and Workload Monitor portlets. These portlets provide TASM management, monitoring, and reporting functionality that was previously only offered through a TASM screen in Teradata Manager. See below for more information on these new TASM portlets.

Teradata Viewpoint - Is one enough?

A common discussion around Teradata Viewpoint is whether one Viewpoint appliance is enough. Consider a significant advantage of Teradata Viewpoint is its ability to manage multiple Teradata systems even if those systems are running different Teradata Database versions, on different Teradata platforms, and even with different underlying Operating Systems. That being the case, wouldn't one Viewpoint appliance be sufficient? Maybe not ... so let's discuss the factors that may drive consideration of having more than one Teradata Viewpoint appliance at your site. 

Viewpoint Rewind screencast

The Rewind feature in Teradata Viewpoint allows the user to examine the state of a Teradata system at an arbitrary point in the past. In this video, Teradata Viewpoint engineer Kurt Jackson provides a quick (1 min, 40 sec) overview of the Rewind functionality.