Advantages of Combining Compute Services and Data Transfer Services

If you need information from data that is stored on a remote computer, and you do not want to move a copy of the data to the client, you can benefit from combining Compute Services and Data Transfer Services.
Reasons for not moving a copy of the data might include the following:
  • The amount of data is too large.
  • The data is frequently updated.
  • Data duplication is to be avoided.
Regardless of the motivation for reducing the amount of data that is transferred, incorporating Compute Services will achieve your goal. Compute Services enables you to format and pre-process data into a subset or a summarized form in the server session before transferring the subsequent smaller amount of data to the client session. This balances the use of CPU cycles between the client and server sessions and minimizes the amount of data contributing to network traffic.