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Teradata Vantage™ - Native Object Store Getting Started Guide

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
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English (United States)

Parquet data stored on an external object store has two parts: a key (path) and an object that contains a set of columns.

A key prefix that identifies a set of objects to be enumerated. Given the key structure of the td-usgs bucket, which contains United States Geological Survey river flow data data / siteno / year / month / day, an example key is /S3/
The object contains the data stored in a columnar format.

The examples and results show a sample river flow data set. To use your own data, replace the table and column names, and authorization object.

  1. To run NOS-related commands, log on to the database as a user with the required privileges.
  2. View the key structure of Parquet data by selecting its LOCATION value from READ_NOS:
    SELECT * FROM  (
    ) AS d;

    See Variable Substitutions for Examples for the credentials and location values for the sample river flow data set.

    Your result will be similar to this, reflecting your external object store location:

           Location /S3/
    ObjectVersionId ?
    ObjectTimeStamp                          ?
       ObjectLength                 3559
           Location /S3/
    ObjectVersionId ?
    ObjectTimeStamp                          ?
       ObjectLength                 3542

    The output is displayed vertically for readability.