Concept: Computation Engine


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Computation has a cost. In DSS, there are computation strategies that help with reducing this cost. DSS can perform the computation using the DSS engine or push down the computation to external engines. DSS acts as an orchestrator of your connections’ engines, delegating the computation to these connections when possible.


When transforming your dataset, you are actually working with a sample of it. When you are ready to apply transformation steps to the whole dataset, you click Run. Then, you can select a computation engine that best fits the underlying data storage and the operation you are applying to the dataset.


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In this lesson, you learned about ways to optimize computation when working in Dataiku DSS. Continue learning about the Basics of Dataiku DSS by visiting Concept: Jobs.