Make sure you understand the performance considerations in your installation.
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ThoughtSpot is configured and licensed by memory availability. However, there are other considerations that will impact the performance of your solution. It’s important to understand these considerations prior to implementation, since some solutions will perform better than others.

Each node in a ThoughtSpot cluster has been found to perform ideally with less than 250 GB of data and fewer than 0.25 billion total rows of data. For schemas that are particularly complex, performance is increased with even fewer rows of data per node. Ways to reduce the total amount of data and rows of data include limiting the amount of data (number of years, etc.) or combining long, but narrow tables together.

The performance information related on this page apply to a typical 1TB 4 node cluster.

Data Boundaries

Total rows in a result of a join can also have an impact. In general, it is recommended that you have fewer than 10 billion rows in a many-to-many join. Keep in mind these other boundaries:

Description Boundary
Max number of rows that can be downloaded 10M (default is 1M)
Size in CSV format 1 TB per appliance
Total number of rows across all tables 1B per appliance
Many-to-Many (Generic) join cardinality 10B per appliance
Load frequency Once every hour

Worksheet Boundaries

Worksheets must have less than 1000 columns. For aggregated worksheets, you should keep in mind the following:

  • Number of columns should be less than 50
  • Number of rows should be less than 10 millions

You can use an ETL process to circumvent these limitations. Speak with ThoughtSpot Customer Support to learn more.

Aggregated worksheets and joins

To be able to join an aggregated worksheet with a base table, your installation must be configured to allow the behavior. The aggregated worksheet cannot have more than 5 tables involved. Moreover, the number of rows in the final aggregated worksheet cannot be greater than 1000.

Chasm Trap worksheets

For chasm trap scenarios (two or more fact tables joined via a shared dimension) the following boundaries are recommended:

Description Boundary
Max number of fact tables in a worksheet 5
Max number of shared dimensions 2
Max number of rows in non co-sharded shared dimension table of chasm trap 1B
Max number of rows in co-sharded shared dimension table of chasm trap 1B

Row level security Boundaries

Max number of unique RLS rules with search data suggestions should not exceed 15K.

Data Connect Boundaries

The maximum number of connections should be less than or equal to 25.

Scheduled pinboards

For scheduled pinboards, ideal performance is to have 50 or fewer scheduled pinboard jobs.