The number of connection pool libraries depends on the number of running Data Integration Service processes or DTM processes. Each Data Integration Service process or DTM process maintains its own connection pool library. The values of the pooling properties are for each connection pool library.
For example, if you set maximum connections to 15, then each connection pool library can have a maximum of 15 idle connections in the pool. If the Data Integration Service runs jobs in separate local processes and three DTM processes are running, then you can have a maximum of 45 idle connection instances.
To decrease the total number of idle connection instances, set the minimum number of connections to 0 and decrease the maximum idle time for each database connection.
The following list describes database connection pooling properties that you can edit in the
view for a database connection:
Enable Connection Pooling
Enables connection pooling. When you enable connection pooling, each connection pool retains idle connection instances in memory. To delete the pools of idle connections, you must restart the Data Integration Service.
If connection pooling is disabled, the DTM process or the Data Integration Service process stops all pooling activity. The DTM process or the Data Integration Service process creates a connection instance each time it processes a job. It drops the instance when it finishes processing the job.
Default is enabled for DB2 for i5/OS, DB2 for z/OS, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and ODBC connections. Default is disabled for Adabas, IMS, Sequential, and VSAM connections.
Minimum # of Connections
The minimum number of idle connection instances that a pool maintains for a database connection after the maximum idle time is met. Set this value to be equal to or less than the maximum number of idle connection instances. Default is 0.
Maximum # of Connections
The maximum number of idle connection instances that a pool maintains for a database connection before the maximum idle time is met. Set this value to be more than the minimum number of idle connection instances. Default is 15.
Maximum Idle Time
The number of seconds that a connection instance that exceeds the minimum number of connection instances can remain idle before the connection pool drops it. The connection pool ignores the idle time when the connection instance does not exceed the minimum number of idle connection instances. Default is 120.