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  1. Preface
  2. Analyst Service
  3. Catalog Service
  4. Content Management Service
  5. Data Integration Service
  6. Data Integration Service Architecture
  7. Data Integration Service Management
  8. Data Integration Service Grid
  9. Data Integration Service REST API
  10. Data Integration Service Applications
  11. Data Privacy Management Service
  12. Enterprise Data Preparation Service
  13. Interactive Data Preparation Service
  14. Informatica Cluster Service
  15. Mass Ingestion Service
  16. Metadata Access Service
  17. Metadata Manager Service
  18. Model Repository Service
  19. PowerCenter Integration Service
  20. PowerCenter Integration Service Architecture
  21. High Availability for the PowerCenter Integration Service
  22. PowerCenter Repository Service
  23. PowerCenter Repository Management
  24. PowerExchange Listener Service
  25. PowerExchange Logger Service
  26. SAP BW Service
  27. Search Service
  28. System Services
  29. Test Data Manager Service
  30. Test Data Warehouse Service
  31. Web Services Hub
  32. Application Service Upgrade
  33. Appendix A: Application Service Databases
  34. Appendix B: Connecting to Databases from Windows
  35. Appendix C: Connecting to Databases from UNIX or Linux
  36. Appendix D: Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

DTM Buffer Memory

DTM Buffer Memory

The PowerCenter Integration Service launches the DTM process. The DTM allocates buffer memory to the session based on the DTM Buffer Size setting in the session properties. By default, the PowerCenter Integration Service calculates the size of the buffer memory and the buffer block size.
The DTM divides the memory into buffer blocks as configured in the Buffer Block Size setting in the session properties. The reader, transformation, and writer threads use buffer blocks to move data from sources and to targets.
You may want to configure the buffer memory and buffer block size manually. In Unicode mode, the PowerCenter Integration Service uses double bytes to move characters, so increasing buffer memory might improve session performance.
If the DTM cannot allocate the configured amount of buffer memory for the session, the session cannot initialize. Informatica recommends you allocate no more than 1 GB for DTM buffer memory.