BIX in the Pega Cloud

If you are licensed to run BIX, a separate node is set up for running batch processes such as BIX, when your Pega Cloud instance is provisioned. This node does not participate in the load-balancing of end-user sessions, which minimizes the effect of BIX processing on production performance.

Note: BIX in the Pega Cloud is not supported in a multitenant environment.

There are several key differences between a customer running BIX onsite versus running BIX in a Pega Cloud instance:

  • Output format options for extracted data are limited to either XML or CSV files, referred to as extract files. Writing extracted data directly to a database is not supported in the Pega Cloud. The File Specification tab for the Extract rule does not display because the extract files are not directly accessible and are instead automatically transported to your FTP site following extraction.
  • Direct access to the Pega Cloud server file system is not allowed, and BIX cannot be run from an external command-line process.
  • You can either obtain the extract files from the Pega SFTP server or the extract files can be sent to your SFTP site. All extract files from a BIX run are compressed and delivered as a single .zip file whose name consists of classname, extractname, and sequence number.
Note: This functionality is available when you purchase and install the BIX application.