15.00 - 15.10 - Mainframe-Attached Connectivity Tools - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Introduction to Teradata

Teradata Database
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The following table describes tools and utilities on channel-attached clients and what each tool or utility provides.


This utility for mainframe-attached clients…


Host Utility Console (HUTCNS)

access to a number of AMP-based utilities.

IBM® Customer Information Control System (CICS) Interface for Teradata

an interface that enables CICS macro or command‑level application programs to access Teradata Database resources.

IBM IMS Interface for Teradata

an Information Management System (IMS) interface to Teradata Database.

Teradata CLIv2

a Teradata proprietary API and library used by applications to communicate with Teradata Database.

Teradata Director Program (TDP)

a high-performance interface for messages sent between the client and Teradata Database.

Teradata Transparency Series/Application Programming Interface (TS/API)

a redirection interface that allows the Query Management Facility (QMF) to access data stored on Teradata Database.