16.10 - Overview - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Design

Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
June 2017
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
English (United States)

The majority of the topics covered by this manual apply to designing for strategic, or decision support, queries. Because you can also run your operational data store on Teradata Database, this chapter highlights some of the design issues you must consider when implementing a physical design to support mixed workloads of both strategic and tactical queries.

The manual discusses other material related to more specific design issues for tactical queries in Primary Index, Primary AMP Index, and NoPI Objects and Join and Hash Indexes.

The chapter does not make suggestions about scheduling job priorities to achieve an optimal mix of strategic and tactical workloads for your system, nor does it describe the various locking issues associated with tactical queries.

See SQL Request and Transaction Processing for information about lock management for tactical queries.