16.20 - About Software Release Types - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata® Tools and Utilities for IBM z/OS Installation Guide

Teradata Tools and Utilities
Release Number
October 2018
English (United States)
Last Update
Software Release Types
Term Definition
Major Features substantial functional enhancements to your existing software
Minor Features significant, but fewer, functional enhancements to your current software
Maintenance Fixes software discrepancies discovered since the current major, minor, or previous maintenance release was issued, and may include high priority enhancements
Emergency A release issued in response to a specific problem that has been reported by a customer
Major, minor, or maintenance release media for the Teradata Tools and Utilities software for z/OS contains the following items:
  • A listing file describing how to get a copy of the Teradata┬« Tools and Utilities Release Definition (B035-2029) from the Web
  • Teradata Tools and Utilities software for z/OS, which consists of the base release of the software and all subsequent minor or maintenance releases
  • Sample files and source code to customize the client software

In contrast, emergency release media contains a smaller Release Definition and only the changes required to fix a specific problem reported by a customer.