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Designing and Building for Performance

Updated on September 10, 2021
Technical Solutions Director Steve Carr explores the design considerations, tools and techniques you can use to proactively ensure the performance of your deployed solution. (Version 5.4)

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Presentation (20:40)

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Hands-on Exercises

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Unit NameTime
Root Causes of Performance Issues01:13
Performance Analysis Checklist00:38
Identifying Design Time Warnings with Preflight00:20
Design Time Warnings When Creating Classes01:56
List View Unit Testing Considerations01:02
Troubleshooting List View Report Performance01:20
Design Time Warnings for Java Activity Method01:15
Design Time Warnings for WriteNow and Obj-Save00:42
Using the MyAlerts Tool to Unit Test Rule Performance01:05
Optimizing Query Performance with DB Time Alert01:39
Optimizing Performance with Browser Interaction Alert00:23
Optimizing Performance with DB Bytes Read Alert 00:59
Optimizing Performance with Connect Total Time Alert00:55
Uncovering Hidden Performance Issues with PAL04:09
Using Alert and Error Logs to Enhance Performance00:56
Blob Data Retrieval and Performance Implications02:08
File NameType
Exercise SetupPDF
Exercise Product FileZIP
Exercise: Database MappingPDF
Exercise: Exposing ColumnsPDF
Home Codes: DerbySQL
Home Codes: SQL ServerSQL
PRPC Alert CodesPDF

About the Presenter

As a Technical Solutions Director, Steve Carr focuses on technical and functional oversight of PRPC field implementations. He performs architecture & design reviews, performance & tuning analysis, and sizing of PRPC systems.

Steve has more than 25 years of experience designing, developing, and deploying large scale business applications for manufacturing, financial services, and health care industries. He has specialized in the construction of applications architectures, database models, business rules and BPM/BRE systems.

Prior to joining Pegasystems in 2006, Steve worked in a variety of roles from field service to applications engineering and management at Fair Isaac Corporation, RulesPower, Putnam Investments, Mass Mutual Life Insurance and Nextera Consulting.


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