Scenarios - Parallel Transporter

Teradata® Parallel Transporter User Guide

Parallel Transporter
Release Number
August 2020
English (United States)
Last Update
Product Category
Teradata Tools and Utilities

The following scenarios are examples of situations that benefit from using multiple targets.

  • Simultaneous loading of multiple warehouse targets - Multiple warehouse targets can be loaded with a single input data source by using multiple APPLY, and the loading of each target can be done in a parallel, scalable manner by using multiple operator instances. The benefit of this method is that if a failure occurs, all load operations terminate, then restart in an orderly, coordinated manner.

    The use of multiple APPLY and multiple operator instances allows input data to be read and processed once, which minimizes I/O and system resource usage. Besides homogeneous loading, multiple kinds of consumer operators can also be used simultaneously. For example, warehouse A can be loaded using the Update operator while warehouse B is loaded using the Stream operator, and so on.

    This method also allows the use of the CASE DML expression in each APPLY clause so data that is applied to each of the targets can be handled by different CASE DML expressions.

  • Simultaneous loading and archiving (Intermediate file logging) - Maintaining archives that accurately reflect loaded data can be problematic when data is transformed between source and target, with only the transformed data being written to the target. Redundant extractions and redundant transformations are time-consuming and difficult. With the ability of Teradata PT to load multiple data targets, transformed data can simply be loaded into both the primary target and an archive in a single job step. For details, see Intermediate File Logging.