Profiles define values for the following system parameters:
- Default database
- Spool space
- Temporary space
- Default account and alternate accounts
- Password security attributes
- Optimizer cost profileOptimizer cost profiles are not intended for use on production systems. The Cost Profile parameter is for use only under the direction of Teradata Support Center personnel.
- Query band
An administrator can define a profile and assign it to a group of users who share the same settings.