Understanding performance enhancements of the Business Intelligence Exchange (BIX) configurations will help you to maximize the throughput of BIX extractions from your applications. Refer to the following table to incorporate enhancement considerations into your BIX extraction process as needed.
BIX data extractions performance enhancements
|Location of BIX improvement||Performance enhancement consideration|
|BIX logs||Setting BIX logging to a level of DEBUG or ALERTS can cause performance issues.|
|BIX ruleform Definition Tab Format Properties||XML-based extractions occur much faster than CSV-based extractions or database schema extractions because data in embedded page lists and page groups does not require normalization in XML as it is being written.|
|BIX ruleform Definition Tab Format Properties||Configuring fewer properties for BIX extractions and configuring properties that are not nested within a class structure increases extraction performance.|
|BIX ruleform Filter Criteria||Running multiple BIX extractions with different filter conditions that use the same class in parallel enhances performance. For example, using different filter criteria for separate product lines, geographies, case resolutions, or organizational divisions.|
|Enabling incremental BIX extractions limits the properties extracted to those
with an updated pxCommitDateTime instance when compared to the
last extraction to increase subsequent BIX data extraction performance. Properties
with an updated pxCommitDateTime include classes created or
changed by an operator or automatically by the application.|
BIX high-throughput data extractionsPega Platform uses high-throughput data extractions for CSV extractions for specific databases to improve performance of the BIX extraction process. BIX high-throughput data extractions occur automatically under the following extraction process conditions:
- The BIX extraction process occurs from BLOB-less class data. For details see Optimize a property from the user interface.
- The BIX extraction process occurs from an external Postgres database. For details see Creating and updating external database instances with JDBC URLs.
- The BIX extraction process uses a CSV format. For details, seeCreating and running an Extract rule.
When you use the high-throughput data extraction option, the following functionality is not available:
- You cannot input new property names for the CSV files when creating the Extract rule.
- You cannot append the -c parameter to include child classes.
- You cannot append the -x parameter to include header and footer information in the output. For details see BIX parameters and command-line arguments and Using the Job Scheduler rule to extract data with BIX.
- You cannot use the checksum in the manifest summary. For details see Creating and running an Extract rule.
Create a dynamic system setting with keystring bix/useHighThroughputDownloadForCSV and set value field to false to disable high-throughput extractions for CSV extract files from an external Postgres databases with BLOB-less class data.
- BIX performance benchmark
The following performance metrics were captured by running the BIX from a Windows Server command line against a series of Process Commander extract rules (Rule-Admin-Extract) of varying complexities.