The Teradata Aster release naming convention is:
- AD: Aster Database
- AX: Aster Execution Engine
- AC: Aster Client
- AA: Aster Analytics
A release number has the format XX.YY.ZZ.nn, where:
XX is a major release.
Major releases of Aster typically introduce new features.
YY is a minor release.
Minor releases of Aster typically provide feature enhancements and bug fixes. A minor release may also introduce new features.
ZZ is a maintenance release.
Maintenance releases of Aster typically provide only bug fixes. They may also include feature enhancements.
nn is an efix or hotpatch.
Efixes and hotpatches address urgent customer issues.