15.10 - Chapter 1 Overview - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Data Dictionary

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
15.10
Content Type
Administration
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-1092-151K
Language
English (United States)

The Teradata Data Dictionary is composed of tables and views primarily in database DBC but also in a number of system databases (for example, Sys_Calendar, TD_SYSFNLIB, SYSUDTLIB, SystemFE, and SYSUIF) that users can retrieve. Tables are reserved for system use and contain metadata about system objects, privileges, events, and usage. Users can retrieve frequently-used data from tables via pre-defined views. The Teradata database administrator determines the set of views available to a user.