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Native Object Store Example Dataset Download


The download contains the td-usgs dataset. This data is used in examples in the Teradata Vantage™- Native Object Store documentation. USGS Surface-Water Data Sets are provided courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The data has been converted into CSV, JSON, and Parquet data formats.

Click the attachment link to download the zipped dataset, unzip the file using your preferred method, and upload the folders in the resulting directory into your object store of choice.

Teradata on VMware Developer Tier and Developer Tier Preconfigured

Developer Tier is a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating system and Teradata Database packaged into a virtual container that runs in a VMware vSphere ESXI virtualized environment on third-party hardware. There are two variants of the Developer Tier including a Preconfigured version and the regular version.

Teradata Developer Tier (Preconfigured) is a simplified version of Teradata Database Developer Tier that allows you to deploy Teradata Database on VMware quickly and easily using the OVA template. Networking is already configured to use DHCP, and you can add storage to the system. The Preconfigured version enables you to deploy only the Database and the instructions are available in a separate user manual on this download page.

The full Developer Tier consists of an OVA file template and associated property files and scripts for deploying the Teradata Database and the associated Teradata ecosystem products. Once deployed by the VMware administrator, Developer Tier can be used to evaluate Teradata on VMware and the Teradata Database and the associated ecosystem products.


Note: You must have administrative privileges on the destination VMware environment to install and configure Developer Tier virtual machines.

Teradata Express for VMware Player

Download Teradata Express for VMware, a free, fully-functional Teradata database, that can be up and running on your system in minutes. Please download and read the user guide for installation instructions.

Planning Extended Teradata System outages with Unity 15.10

Benjamin Franklin once observed " this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". Planned down time can easily be added to that list. It's a certainty that any given IT system will require some planned down time to address security fixes, make configuration changes, or expand storage and compute capacity. Smart businesses always stay ahead of these demands, and promptly patch or upgrade their systems, but that often comes with a cost in down time.

Why not Columnar with a Primary Index? What's a PA?
Columnar with a primary index (PI) is supported in Teradata Database 15.10. But what are the caveats in using it?
The Instant Gratification of Real Time
The latest buzz in analytics is “Real Time”.  And users’ expectations are now set by their phone apps.
Six Habitual Architecture Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Is your architecture characterized by excessive costs, supportability issues and business dissatisfaction?

Simplify User Management using Roles and Profiles

This session defines what roles and profiles are, why they are important, how they are implemented, and how to use them.

Data Modeling on NoSQL

NoSQL is being pulled closer and closer to the core of applications, not just as a reporting and data mining tool.

Teradata Workload Management Release 15.0 /15.10 for SLES 11 Technical Overview

This webcast provides an overview of the Teradata Workload Management, consisting of Teradata Integrated Workload Management and Teradata Active System Management (TASM).