16.20 - Databases and Users - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantageâ„¢ SQL Fundamentals

Product
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
16.20
Published
March 2019
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2019-05-02
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A database is a container with an allotment of space in which users can create and maintain database objects, including tables, views, triggers, indexes, stored procedures, user-defined functions, and macros.

A user is similar to a database, except that a user has a password and can log on to the system, whereas a database cannot.

The primary Teradata Database user is DBC, which owns all system disk space and contains the Data Dictionary tables and other system objects and information.