The System Initializer utility, sysinit:
- Initializes the Teradata Database
- Creates initial contiguous maps that will be used by Data Dictionary and user tables and join indexes for data distribution. Sets one map as the system default for user tables and join indexes.
- Creates or updates the DBS Control Record and other Globally Distributed Objects (GDOs)
- Initializes or updates configuration maps
- Allows you to set the hash function value in the DBS Control Record