Teradata DSA architecture has two user interfaces. The first interface, the BAR Setup and BAR Operations portlets, are Viewpoint portlets for DSA configuration and management. The second interface is a standard command-line interface (CLI) that includes the same functionality as the portlets, including DSA component configuration.
- Job scheduling, because this cannot be administered in the BAR Operations portlet.
- Exporting an XML file associated with a job created in the portlet.
- Streamlining the updates of multiple job definitions.
- Using scripts to automate DSA commands.
If you use job scripting automation through the DSA CLI, there should be a 30 second interval between DSC command requests, because BAR portlets are optimized to use caching in order to minimize the impact on DSC.