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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Rational Other
Categories Synergy
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 8, 2014

Improve the Sync performance in Synergy 7.2.1 when there is a lot of types in the database.

When the number of types increases (tested with 500 types) in a Synergy 7.2.1 database, the first Sync operation, launched after you started the Synergy client, is getting slower.
Once a first Sync has been done, the next Syncs are fast.

Ex: with 500 types:
-In Synergy 7.2.1.3, the first Sync launched in a user session is very slow before showing the files in conflict: about 2 minutes.
-In Synergy 7.1.0.7.003, the first Sync launched in a user session is almost immediate.

This RFE is to improve the Sync performance in Synergy 7.2.1 for that first Sync, when there is a lot of types in the database.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 63082
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Synergy
  • Guest
    Oct 16, 2022

    As part of the review process, we strive to be transparent about our intentions with each enhancement suggestion.
    Rational Synergy has been announced for End of Support and End of Life, effective Sept 2024, please see link to announcement letter
    https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/1/899/ENUSLP22-0041/index.html

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2022

    As part of the review process, we strive to be transparent about our intentions with each enhancement suggestion.
    Rational Synergy has been announced for End of Support and End of Life, effective Sept 2024, please see link to announcement letter
    https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/1/899/ENUSLP22-0041/index.html

  • Guest
    Oct 7, 2022

    As part of the review process, we strive to be transparent about our intentions with each enhancement suggestion.
    Rational Synergy has been announced for End of Support and End of Life, effective Sept 2024, please see link to announcement letter
    https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/1/899/ENUSLP22-0041/index.html

  • Guest
    Dec 4, 2020

    Fixed in Rational Synergy 7.2.2.2

  • Guest
    Feb 21, 2018

    In our business unit HFB we have approx. 150 users with this performance problem every day.

  • Guest
    Feb 21, 2018

    There is a big business impact on this sync action because we lost every day 17 man-days at minium. The explanation for this waste of developer time is:

    For the Synergy actions 1) sync a project, directory or file, 2) change type or 3) change action list for Sync Work Area round 500 developers have to wait roundabout 100 seconds for one action with the GUI. If every developer does only one of this action 10 times on different databases we have a sum of 5000000 seconds which are more than 17 man-days.
    We can't reduce the number of file types because we have a lot of database with several terra bytes data inside and all the databases belong to greater DCM clusters where the types are essential.

  • Guest
    Feb 21, 2018

    There is a big business impact on this sync action because we lost every day 17 man-days at minium. The explanation for this waste of developer time is:

    For the Synergy actions 1) sync a project, directory or file, 2) change type or 3) change action list for Sync Work Area round 500 developers have to wait roundabout 100 seconds for one action with the GUI. If every developer does only one of this action 10 times on different databases we have a sum of 5000000 seconds which are more than 17 man-days.
    We can't reduce the number of file types because we have a lot of database with several terra bytes data inside and all the databases belong to greater DCM clusters where the types are essential.

  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Synergy

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Product & application lifecycle management
    Product - Synergy

  • Guest
    Dec 16, 2014

    This feature is in our two-year plan.