Teradata Database Features

Teradata® Database on VMware Base, Advanced, Enterprise Tiers Getting Started Guide

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Cloud
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Teradata Database on VMware
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Deployer 3.02
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Configuration
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Teradata Database on VMware offers many Teradata Database features including, but not limited to, those listed in this topic. Not all features listed below are included in all Teradata Database tiers. See Teradata Database License Tiers. Although the package is included in the Teradata Database VM, you still need to install and configure it.

The following terms are used in the table below:
  • Automatic indicates you do not have to install or configure the feature and can begin using the feature after a Teradata Database VM is launched.
  • Manual indicates you must install and configure the feature using the Teradata Database documentation, similar to on-premises systems. Features that require Teradata Customer Support to enable are noted.

The following table does not include Teradata Database features that are enabled by default and are automatically installed and configured, such as Fallback. See Fallback. Fallback is mandatory for all Teradata Database license tiers and should not be disabled, as it can potentially result in data loss.

For information on how to install and configure the listed features, see the Documentation column.
Database Feature Description Enabled by Default Installation and Configuration Documentation
Block-Level Compression Stores data blocks in compressed format to save storage space and improve performance.

See Release Summary for Teradata Database 14.0.

Enabled by default for private cloud. Automatic Teradata Database Administration
Teradata Columnar™ Provides the ability to partition a table or join index by column.

See Release Summary for Teradata Database 14.0.

No Automatic

Must be configured.

SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples
Teradata Intelligent Memory Speeds query performance and maximizes system memory by ensuring the most frequently used data is kept in memory.

See Release Summary for Teradata Database 14.10.

No Automatic, if enabled. (Base, Advanced, and Enterprise tiers only.)
Teradata Row-Level Security If purchased, allows you to restrict data access by row in the Teradata Database.

See Release Summary for Teradata Database 14.0.

No Automatic Security Administration
Teradata Secure Zones Provides grouping of user and database hierarchies into separate database partitions with restriction of user access to one or more zones.

See Release Summary for Teradata Database 15.10.

No Automatic Security Administration
Teradata Temporal Provides built-in capabilities that are required in a temporal database management system. No
  • Enable at the time you deploy.
Manual Temporal Table Support