Teradata Viewpoint is a web portal that is a container for portlets. A portlet is a self-contained component that a portal user can display on one of their portal pages. Teradata Viewpoint can host Teradata portlets as well as 3rd party portlets that conform to the JSR-168 standard. Using this developer guide, you can also create your own custom portlets and deploy them to your Teradata Viewpoint server.

JSR-168 Portlets are written in Java and packaged as a Java WAR (Web ARchive) file. The following sections of this document will give a more detailed description of the components of a portlet.