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)

A properly designed and configured database can provide ready access to the enterprise-wide data to answer the ad hoc, tactical, decision support, data mining, and analytic requests that a modern business enterprise generates in its quest to remain ahead of its competition.

This chapter discusses aspects of the Teradata Database architecture that need to be understood for database design and provides general design considerations. This chapter also introduces the concepts of database modeling, both logical and physical, as a preview for the remaining chapters in this manual.