16.20 - Rules for Using CREATE DATABASE - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)
The following rules apply to CREATE DATABASE:
  • The maximum number of databases and users for any one system is 4.2 billion.
  • When a database contains a default journal table, that journal table shares the PERMANENT storage capacity of the database with its data tables.
  • If necessary, the defined PERM, SPOOL, or TEMPORARY space is changed to the highest multiple of the number of AMPs on the system less than or equal to the requested space.
  • When a CREATE DATABASE statement is processed, the system places an EXCLUSIVE lock on the database being created.
  • You can only specify options once.

For more information about space management, see Teradata Vantage™ - Database Administration, B035-1093.