BIX high-throughput data downloads in the Pega Cloud

High-throughput data downloads increase the speed of downloads up to 25 GBs of data per hour, improving extract performance. This option only applies to BIX extracts in the Pega Cloud from a BLOB-less class table in a Postgres database for CSV output. It is automatically used for these types of extracts.

There is, however, a tradeoff in functionality. When the high-throughput data download option is used, the following functionality is not available:

  • -c command line option to include children classes
  • -x command line option to include header and footer information in the output
  • checksum in the manifest summary

If you need to use this functionality, you can disable high-throughput data downloads and revert to the older implementation by setting the bix/useHighThroughputDownloadForCSV setting in the prconfig.xml file to false.

Note: For Pega Cloud applications, BIX is an add-on service that Pega configures if you choose it as part of your subscription. For on-premises applications, BIX is available when you purchase and install the BIX application.