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Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
July 2021
English (United States)
Last Update

Teradata Vantage™ is our flagship analytic platform offering, which evolved from our industry-leading Teradata® Database. Until references in content are updated to reflect this change, the term Teradata Database is synonymous with Teradata Vantage.

Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities, describes the utility programs that support Vantage. These utilities are used to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Vantage. They display control fields, find and correct problems within the file system, rebuild tables that may have been corrupted, and manage the virtual processors (vprocs). These utilities are also used to abort transactions and processes; monitor system performance, resources, and status, perform internal system checking, and perform system configuration, initialization, recovery, and tuning.

The utilities described are not available for as-a-service customers.

Main titles reflect the utility common name followed by the name of the executable utility program enclosed in parentheses, for example, Control GDO Editor (ctl). Use the executable program name to start the utility from the command line or Database Window.

Note that these utilities are distinct from the “load utilities”, which are used to load data into Vantage. For detailed information about load utilities, see the following documents:
  • Teradata® FastExport Reference, B035-2410
  • Teradata® FastLoad Reference, B035-2411
  • Teradata® MultiLoad Reference, B035-2409
  • Teradata® Parallel Data Pump Reference, B035-3021