Ad Hoc Queries and Enterprise Tactical Support
Tactical queries are focused on operational decision making rather than enterprise discovery or bookkeeping activities. They typically have the following characteristics:
The Teradata data warehouse provides facilities such as the Priority Scheduler (see Utilities: Volume 2 (L-Z)) to fully integrate workload mixes of both tactical and strategic queries across the enterprise, enabling executives and frontline decision makers alike to access the same single version of the truth concurrently.
See Chapter 16: “Design Issues for Tactical Queries” for many of the special considerations you must take into account when designing to support tactical queries.