Reducing Model Size – Introduction to Sparsity


Summary: Unnecessary model size has a large impact on your Anaplan environment from using valuable space to slowing down key processes. Sparsity is one of the biggest causes of inflated models. Understanding what sparsity is and how it impacts a model is the first step in knowing how to reduce it.

Course Objectives: By the end of this class, you will:

  • Define concepts such as storage capacity and workspace memory
  • Differentiate between model, module and line item sizes
  • Contrast the differences between spaces cells and dense cells
  • Explain how sparsity is measured in a model

The course will take about 5-10 minutes to complete.

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  • Great summary! Simple....but a great high level overview that will be easy for customers who are just getting started with the platform to understand.