Managing Query Performance - Teradata Database

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You can monitor queries using the Teradata Viewpoint Query Monitor portlet and other tools and utilities to identify poorly performing queries. Poor query performance is usually due to:

  • Stale statistics. See “Collecting Statistics” on page 486.
  • Poor query construction. See “Finding and Fixing Problem Queries” on page 491.
  • Skewed query processing. See “Managing Skewed Processing” on page 493.
  • Skewed table distribution. See “Identifying and Fixing Skewed Tables” on page 495.
  • Locks that block queries from accessing needed data. See “Identifying and Managing Blocked Queries” on page 499.
  • This section also covers the performance issues related to transaction rollbacks, which occur when a query fails to complete. See “Working with Transaction Rollbacks” on page 501.