16.20 - Introduction - ODBC Driver for Teradata

ODBC Driver for Teradata® User Guide

ODBC Driver for Teradata
August 2020
User Guide

Teradata Vantage™ is our flagship analytic platform offering, which evolved from our industry-leading Teradata® Database. Until references in content are updated to reflect this change, the term Teradata Database is synonymous with Teradata Vantage.

This user guide contains information for the Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Apple OS X versions of ODBC Driver for Teradata. Unless a paragraph or section is specifically marked as Windows only, UNIX system only, or Apple OS X only, information pertains to the drivers for all supported operating systems.

ODBC standards have been developed through the efforts of an industry consortium called the SQL-Access Group (SAG), which consists of vendors that include Teradata, Hewlett-Packard®, Ingres, Oracle®, Informix, Sybase®, Microsoft®, and Novell®. The standards established by SAG define common database access mechanisms to simplify the exchange of data between client and server.

ODBC drivers connect applications with databases. This book describes how ODBC Driver for Teradata interfaces with Teradata Database. ODBC Driver for Teradata conforms to standard ODBC 3.8 Core-Level specifications.