16.20 - Consumer Operators - Parallel Transporter

Teradata® Parallel Transporter User Guide

Parallel Transporter
Release Number
August 2020
English (United States)
Last Update

The Teradata PT consumer operators in this section read data from the data stream and write it to an external target.

The Teradata PT job script invokes a consumer operator using an APPLY statement. For further information on using SELECT to specify a producer operator, see Coding the APPLY Statement and the section on APPLY in Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference (B035-2436).

The following table briefly describes and compares the function of each Teradata PT operator that can be used as a consumer when moving data from Teradata Database to an external data target:

Operator Description
Operators that Write Data to a non-Teradata Target
DataConnector Operator Writes data to flat files and functions similarly to the DataConnector standalone utility.


  • Can write directly to an external file or through an access module.
  • Writes to files and tables in Hadoop.


  • Cannot write ZIP and GZIP files to a Hadoop/HDFS data source.

For details, see Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference (B035-2436).

Operators that Pre-process Data before Writing to a non-Teradata Target
FastExport OUTMOD Adapter Operator Uses a FastExport OUTMOD routine to pre-process data before writing it to the data target.

For details, see Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference (B035-2436).