QPS Throttling

Queries Per Second (QPS) Throttling is a feature offering DSPs the flexibility to control their bid stream and limit the amount of bid requests they receive from DT Exchange.

There are several reasons a DSP may want to use QPS throttling. Below are a few of the main use cases:

  • Ensures QPS never exceeds the DSPs maximum server capacity limit
  • Slowly ramps up traffic volume during new integration testing
  • Avoids wasting server capacity in countries without high demand. Throttle QPS up or down on a need basis for specific countries
  • Allocates supply volumes according to high-level inventory type (display vs. video)

Using QPS Throttling

Follow these steps to configure QPS Throttling for your integration:

  1. On the left menu bar, click Bidder Settings > QPS Throttling
  1. The QPS Throttling window opens

Each of your endpoints is listed under the top-level Integration Name.

  1. Under the Throttling Type column, click the dropdown menu and select the required throttling type

Country Throttling

A country cap is used to limit QPS at the country level

  1. Select Country Throttling from the dropdown list
  2. Search for the country you would like to select
  1. Enter a number between 1000 - 250,000 queries per second

  1. You can add additional countries by clicking Add Countries and entering their QPS


  1. Click Screen_Shot_2022-08-16_at_12.02.38.png when complete
  2. Click Delete to remove a country from the list.
  3. Confirm the deletion in the pop-up window. 

Worldwide Throttling

A worldwide cap is used to limit traffic endpoint.

  1. Select Worldwide Throttling from the dropdown list


  1. Enter a number between 1000 - 250,000 queries per second
  2. Click Screen_Shot_2022-08-16_at_12.02.38.png


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