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Status Under review
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2022
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit CA-I-3653 More control over local processing.

Improve handling of Query Service "Overloaded State" Merged

Improve QueryService handling of memory intensive report runs, esp. those with local processing. Currently the QueryService gets into an "Overloaded state" and all subsequent report runs fail if they cannot be automatically restarted (max. 3 times) at another server in the environment.

Currently we have this situation a few times per month with thousands of failed report runs. This is not satisfactory for our customers and we cannot prevent this. It is dependent on the customer individual reports that run on the system.

What's more, we've allowed cross products for historical reasons and can't turn them off, otherwise detail filter joins are no longer possible (and they are popular).

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)