On SLES 11 systems, database administrators can specify a minimum response time for a workload, causing Teradata to hold request responses until that time has passed. A minimum response time provides consistent results regardless of changing conditions and helps to set reasonable expectations for users. For example, responses may naturally be very fast in a new system, but once more users and workloads have moved to the new system, responses may take longer. Specifying a minimum response time allows a database administrator to set reasonable expectations from the beginning.
The response wait time can be set from 1 to 3,600 seconds in the Hold Query Responses tab of the Workload Details screen in the Teradata Viewpoint Workload Designer portlet. This option does not apply to tactical workloads. For more information, see Teradata® Viewpoint User Guide, B035-2206.