15.00 - 15.10 - Teradata Viewpoint - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Introduction to Teradata

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Teradata Viewpoint enables database and system administrators and business users to monitor and manage Teradata Database systems from anywhere using a standard web browser.

Teradata Viewpoint allows users to view system information, such as query progress, performance data, and system saturation and health through preconfigured portlets displayed from within the Teradata Viewpoint portal. Portlets can also be customized to suit individual user needs. User access to portlets is managed on a per-role basis.

Database administrators can use Teradata Viewpoint to determine system status, trends, and individual query status. By observing trends in system usage, system administrators are better able to plan project implementations, batch jobs, and maintenance to avoid peak periods of use. Business users can use Teradata Viewpoint to quickly access the status of reports and queries and drill down into details. Teradata Viewpoint includes the following components.




Viewpoint Server

The hardware on which the other components are installed. It is an Ethernet-connected server housed in the Teradata rack so it can be managed by server management software.

Viewpoint Portal

A Java-based portal that resides on the Viewpoint Server and is the framework for delivering the Teradata Viewpoint portlets. The portal includes built-in security, user management, and role-based permissions for defining which users can perform specific actions and for granting or limiting system access.

Data Collection Service

A Java process that tracks daily activities on Teradata Database and maintains data history for comparison and reporting purposes. Because it maintains a local cache database, users can access the system even during critical events, such as outages.


Preconfigured and customizable content that provides a current view of the workload and throughput of Teradata systems and a historical view of system capacity and use.

For more information on Teradata Viewpoint, contact your Teradata representative.