Teradata PT is an object-oriented client application that provides scalable, high-speed,
These capabilities can be extended with customizations or with third-party products.
Teradata PT uses and expands on the functionality of the traditional Teradata extract
and load utilities, that is, FastLoad, MultiLoad, FastExport, and TPump, also known
as standalone utilities.
Teradata PT supports:
Process-specific operators: Teradata PT jobs are run using operators. These are discrete object-oriented modules that perform specific extraction, loading,
and updating processes.
Access modules: These are software modules that give Teradata PT access to various data stores.
A parallel execution structure: Teradata PT can simultaneously load data from multiple and dissimilar data sources
into, and extract data from, Teradata Database. In addition, Teradata PT can execute
multiple instances of an operator to run multiple and concurrent loads and extracts
and perform inline updating of data. Teradata PT maximizes throughput performance
through scalability and parallelism.
The use of data streams: Teradata PT distributes data into data streams shared with multiple instances of
operators to scale up data parallelism. Data streaming eliminates the need for intermediate
data storage: data is streamed through the process without being written to disk.
A single SQL-like scripting language: Unlike the traditional standalone utilities that each use their own scripting language,
Teradata PT uses a single script language to specify extraction, loading, and updating
An application programming interface (API): Teradata PT can be invoked with scripts or with the Teradata PT set of open APIs.
Using the Teradata PT open APIs allows third-party applications to execute Teradata
PT operators directly. This makes Teradata PT extensible.
A GUI-based Teradata PT Wizard: The Teradata PT Wizard helps you generate simple Teradata PT job scripts.