17.10 - Aggregate Join Indexes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

An aggregate join index is a join index that specifies SUM, COUNT, MIN, or MAX aggregate operations. No other aggregate functions are permitted in the definition of a join index.

The primary function of an aggregate join index is to provide the Optimizer with a high-performing, cost-effective means for satisfying any query that specifies a frequently made aggregation operation on one or more columns. The aggregate join index permits you to define a summary table without violating schema normalization.