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Teradata Database Administration

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This Teradata Database Administration course is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of system administration for the Teradata database. Students will learn how to run a Teradata warehouse on a daily basis from the ground up.

This course can be taught using Version 12, 13, or 14. Please inform your sales representative of which version you are currently using.


Upon completion of the Teradata Database Administration course, students will be able to:
  • Set up the Teradata database
  • Create databases and users
  • Allocate perm and spool space
  • Apply data protection including Transient Journal, Fallback and RAID
  • Grant and revoke security privileges
  • Load, archive and restore data
  • Implement Teradata protection features


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  • The Rules of Data Warehousing
    • Teradata facts and certification
    • Teradata: brilliant by design
    • The Teradata parallel architecture
    • A logical view of the Teradata architecture
    • The Parsing Engine (PE)
    • The Parsing Engine in detail
    • The request and respond parcel
    • The Parsing Engine knows all
    • The Access Module Processors (AMPs)
    • The BYNET
    • A visual for data layout
    • Teradata is a shared nothing architecture
    • Teradata has linear scalability
    • How Teradata handles data access
    • The PE uses statistics to come up with the plan
    • When there are no statistics collected on a table
    • Teradata cabinets, nodes, VPROCs, and disks
    • A Node and its memory allocations
    • Each PE has a plan library called RTS cache
    • LAN connection for network attached clients
    • Mainframe connection to Teradata
    • Sessions and session pools
    • Teradata configuration utilities
    • Config and reconfig
  • Teradata Space
    • How permanent space is calculated
    • How permanent space is given
    • The Teradata hierarchy
    • How spool space is calculated
    • A spool space example
    • PERM, SPOOL and TEMP space
    • Space allocation review
    • AMP disks have cylinders and data blocks
    • Full cylinder read
    • Table header
    • Each table is given a table ID
    • How data blocks are dynamically built
    • Data blocks
    • How Teradata finds a row of data
    • The master index
    • The cylinder index
    • Cylinder index changes
    • How Teradata writes to an AMP
    • Writing to data blocks of equal length
    • When a data block is not big enough for a write
    • How Teradata allocates blocks
    • Block and row definitions
    • Large row versus oversized row
    • Defragmentation
    • When a cylinder becomes full
    • Another quiz on perm and spool space
  • DBC Data Dictionary Tables
    • Data dictionary directory
    • The parsing engine has data dictionary cache
    • Data dictionary directory tables
    • System views
    • Accessing restricted views
    • Selecting information about created objects
    • Children view
    • Databases view
    • DBC.Users view
    • Indices view
    • AllTempTables view
    • Finding table names using the LIKE command
    • Finding table names in a particular database
    • Using the keyword USER on DBC views
    • Using DBC.AMPUsage
    • Using DBC.TableSize
    • Keeping track of logons and logoffs
  • Access Rights, Roles and Profiles
    • Access rights
    • Automatic, implicit, and explicit rights
    • Tools for finding access rights
    • The REVOKE statement
    • Roles
    • Creating roles
    • Setting and modifying roles
    • DBC.RoleInfo and DBC.RoleInfoX
    • Profiles
    • Creating profiles
    • Modifying profiles
    • DBC.ProfileInfo and DBC.ProfileInfoX
  • DBS Control
    • DBS control record — general fields
    • DBS control record — file system fields
    • DBS control record — performance fields
    • DBS control records you should know about
    • DBSControl — performance columns
  • Query Analysis and Tools
    • Database Query Log (DBQL)
    • DBQL collection options
    • DBQL tables and views
    • How to begin logging for DBQM
    • Access logging
    • Statistics wizard
    • Index wizard
    • TSET
    • Teradata visual explain utility
  • Teradata Protection Features
    • Transaction concept & Transient Journal
    • How the Transient Journal works
    • FALLBACK protection
    • How Fallback works
    • Fallback clusters
    • Down AMP Recovery Journal (DARJ)
    • Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
    • Cliques
    • Cliques — a two node example
    • Cliques — a four node example
    • Permanent Journal
    • Table create with Fallback and Permanent Journaling
    • TDQM
  • Starting and Stopping Teradata
    • Restarts of the Teradata database
    • Automatic restarts
    • Hardware failures
    • Critical database errors
    • UNIX operating system restarts
    • DBA forced restarts
    • Restarting in UNIX
    • Restarting the DB Window (UNIX Only)
    • Restarting in Windows 2000
    • Startup and recovery
    • Transaction recovery
    • Performing online and offline catch-up
  • Databases, Users and Accounting
    • Creating a database
    • Creating a user
    • Modifying and deleting a user
    • Specifying account priorities
    • System accounting
    • System accounting views
    • DBC.AcountInfo[x] view
    • DBC.AMPUsage view
  • Views and Macros
    • Creating views
    • Creating simple views and views that join tables
    • How to change a view using REPLACE
    • How to drop a view
    • View aggregation
    • Using “Locking for Access” in views
    • You can update tables through views
    • Restricting update rows with check option
    • Creating macros
    • Why the PE loves the macro
    • Creating a macro
    • Macros that use parameters
    • Changing a macro using REPLACE
    • How to execute a macro
    • How to drop a macro
  • System Access Control Levels
    • Teradata password encryption
    • Password security features
    • Host logon processing
    • GRANT/REVOKE LOGON statement
    • Session related views
    • DBC.SessionInfo view
    • DBC
    • Data access information views
    • AccLogRules views
    • AccessLog views
  • Priority Scheduler
    • Priority scheduler partition hierarchy
    • Priority scheduler hierarchy definitions
    • Resource partition example
    • Multiple resource partitions example
    • Scheduling policies
    • Performance periods
  • Teradata Manager
    • Teradata manager applications
    • Teradata dashboard — new feature
    • Workload trend analysis/data collector — new feature
    • Priority scheduler administrator — new feature
    • Teradata manager service
    • Starting teradata manager
    • Enable data collection
  • Monitoring Tools
    • Performance monitor - overview
    • Performance monitor
    • Performance monitor — continued
    • PMON main window
    • PMON sessions screen
    • Viewing session status
    • Monitoring session status
    • Session status report descriptions
    • Teradata administrator (WinDDI)
    • Teradata manager dynamic utilization charting
    • The alert facility and viewer
    • The alert viewer
    • The alert policy editor
    • Locking logger
    • Locking logger functions
    • Xperfstate
    • Teradata manager remote console
  • Teradata Remote Console Utilities
    • Starting the database window (DBW)
    • RCVMANAGER (recovery manager)
    • FERRET UTILITY (file reconfiguration tool)
  • Resource Usage Data
    • ResUsage collection and logging
    • Setting resource logging - DBW
    • Collection costs
    • Resource usage tables
    • ResNode macros
    • ResNode macros - continued
    • RSSMon
  • Loading the Data
    • Fastload
    • FastLoad has some limits
    • Three key requirements for FastLoad to run
    • Maximum of 15 loads
    • FastLoad has two phases
    • PHASE 1: acquisition
    • PHASE 2: application
    • Fastload example
    • Restarting FastLoad
    • How the Checkpoint option works
    • Restarting with Checkpoint
    • MultiLoad
    • Two MultiLoad modes: IMPORT and DELETE
    • Block and tackle approach
    • MultiLoad imposes limits
    • RESTARTing Multiload
    • RELEASE MLOAD: when you don’t want to restart MultiLoad
    • TPump
    • Why it is called “TPump”
    • TPump has many unbelievable abilities
    • TPump has some limits
    • LOAD parameters in common with MultiLoad
    • .BEGIN LOAD parameters unique to TPump
    • A simple TPump script — a look at the basics
    • TPump script with error treatment options
    • RESTARTing TPump
    • TPump and MultiLoad comparison chart
    • Fastexport
    • How FastExport works
    • FastExport fundamentals
    • FastExport supported operating systems
    • Maximum of 15 loads
  • Archiving Data
    • Archive and recovery statements
    • Recovery vs. FastLoad
    • Invoking archive
    • Invoking archive - continued
    • Restart log
    • ANALYZE statement
    • Archive
    • Database DBC archive
    • Indexes option
    • Database DBC archive
    • Archive and Recovery (ARC) examples
  • Restoring Data
    • The RESTORE statement
    • COPY statement
    • Copying tables
    • BUILD statement
    • RELEASE LOCK statement
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