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Changing Field headings & Sum calculations - is it Quicker In-DB or during Workflow?

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I am doing a large number of calculations (basic sum of Revenue).

I want to find the fastest way to do this as there are 50 million rows of data to process.


Will this be quicker inside the IN-DB tool or during the actual workflow (after the Data Stream Out tool)?  So stream out all data and do a Summarise tool after that.


Same with renaming Field Headings - will this be quicker IN-DB or during the workflow?



Any hints / tips would be appreciated.


Many thanks,

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Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi @rmwillis1973 


Most of the times operations are quicker using In-DB, because you're processing everything in your database, which probably has good hardware resources and optimizes your queries.


I'm not sure what you're planning to do, but I would recommend doing all the aggregations you need using In-DB. This way you reduce the number of records, and then working them out in Alteryx using the Data Stream Out tool is much easier.