17.10 - Benefits of Teradata C/C++ UDF Debugger - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL External Routine Programming

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

Debugging UDFs poses a particularly challenging problem in the Teradata environment. Due to the massively parallel nature of Teradata, UDFs can run in multiple processes on multiple nodes.

Using a regular debugger (like the standard GDB) requires users to attach to each UDF server process manually, in separate debugging sessions. The Teradata C/C++ UDF Debugger attaches automatically to every UDF server associated with an SQL request and controls those UDFs from a single debugging session. These features provide modern debugging capabilities for UDFs running within the database.