Teradata utilities and software programs support Teradata Database access in mainframe environments. These utilities and programs run under the operating system of the client and provide the functionality for a user to access the database system.
The Teradata Mainframe Interface enables communication between a mainframe client and a Teradata Database server using a channel with either a parallel or serial I/O interface. In the case of the Extended Channel Solution (ECS), the Teradata Mainframe Interface uses either a channel plus TCP/IP, or TCP/IP instead of a channel.
The ECS interface includes:
The Teradata Channel Interface hardware and the driver may be located on a TPA node or on the Extended Channel Solution (ECS) node. The ECS node provides the following benefits:
Current platforms can be connected with the PEFA—PCI Bus FICON Host Channel Adapter.