By Phil Coulthard

Auto-tracking in IBM® WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager is important for many business process definitions (BPDs) because it helps you gather, track, and report key business metrics. However, an additional cost comes with auto-tracking because these events are processed by the Performance Data Warehouse and persisted in the database.

Because of that cost, disable the default auto-tracking capability for BPDs if you do not need to track and report on their business metrics so that you can lower your costs​. Also, consider creating tracking groups to track only key business events, and then disable auto-tracking. This approach ensures that the events that are persisted are only those that are required for your business metrics.

Applicable editions: Express, Standard, and Advanced

Applicable releases: All

Source: IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 Performance Tuning and Best Practices Redpaper

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    2 responses to “Good practice – Turn off auto-tracking in BPDs if it is not required”

      • Suppose I need to track some specific process variable and I have created a tracking group as well. In this case do I need to select Enable Autotracking from BPD->Tracking tab?

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