16.10 - Example of Finding Skewed Tables by Querying the TableSizeV View - Teradata Database

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April 2018
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In this example, the SELECT request looks for poorly distributed tables by displaying the average, minimum, and maximum of the CurrentPerm figures allocated on each AMP to every table in the USER database. Each table is reported separately, ordered by name.

  TableName (FORMAT 'X(20)'),
  MIN(CurrentPerm) AS "AMP Minimum",
  AVG(CurrentPerm) AS "AMP Average",
  MAX(CurrentPerm) AS "AMP Maximum"
WHERE DatabaseName = 'USER'
GROUP BY TableName
ORDER BY TableName; 

TableName              AMP Minimum   AMP Average   AMP Maximum
--------------------   -----------   -----------   -----------
employee_nupi_ondept   4,096         15,488        30,208
employee_upi_onempid   18,944        19,200        19,968

The result displays two tables. Notice the results show that:

  • The table Employee_upi_onempid is evenly distributed. CurrentPerm is similar across all vprocs (the minimum and maximum are close to the average). Permanent space is relatively evenly distributed across all AMPs in the system.
  • The table Employee_nupi_ondept is poorly distributed. The CurrentPerm figures range from a minimum of 4,096 bytes to a maximum of 30,208 bytes on different AMPs, indicating a wide variance from the average.