Viewpoint Workload Designer supports detailed creation and management of workload definitions. Workload definitions are sets of rules that pertain to and describe a class of queries for the purpose of ensuring appropriate operating resource allocations to them based on business considerations. These rules apply filters, classification, and throttles and determine exception processing for workload queries. For more guided definitions of workloads and service levels, after first defining operating rules through use of Teradata WA, use Viewpoint Workload Designer to refine them.
Viewpoint Workload Designer provides a simpler way of defining many of the settings previously controlled with Priority Scheduler Administrator (PSA), which was discontinued with Release 13.10. TWA can migrate PDSets saved in the DBCMngr database by customers using earlier PSA releases.