16.10 - About Database Space Types - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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English (United States)

Teradata Database allows you to allocate several types of space:

Type Description
Permanent space (perm space) Stores data and database objects. Tables use the perm space owned by the containing database, as needed.

Owners of perm space own any object that inhabits the space.

Spool space The space where database queries execute. By default, executing queries draw spool space from any unused system space.
Temporary space (temp space) Stores temporary tables and volatile tables. Allocation and use of temp space is optional, and is not covered in this chapter.

For more information, see space-related topics in Database Administration.