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Add “OPTION(MAXDOP 1)” possibility in the Classificator row counting SQL

When classification process is starting, Guardium calculates the number of rows in the table. It uses the command like below:

“select count_big(*) from "PlatformaSMS"."dbo"."XYZ" with(nolock)”

Running the command on the heavily utilized MSSQL Database in Customer’s environment causes problem with database parallelism. It significantly delays execution of the SQL query.

In the most of customer environments, the MSSQL database optimizer can selects the execution plan correctly. But this environment the parallel way can results timeouts, blockades, unfinished classification.

Add a possibility to use this option, this possibility can be for example an additional advanced checkbox, where it can be enable.

  • Guest
  • Jul 24 2022
  • Planned for future release
  • Admin
    20 Sep 07:51pm

    This request is planned to be addressed with a patch update for Guardium Data Protection v11.4, made available earlier than the support/patch update for v11.5.


    Data Security Product Management Team

  • Admin
    5 Aug 10:37pm

    Hello, thank you for submitting your idea / request for enhancement for Guardium Data Protection!

    We are reviewing this request, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Data Security - Product Management

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