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Tera-Tom on Teradata Physical Implementation V12-V13 by Tera-Tom Coffing

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Chapter 1 – The Teradata Architecture

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This chapter will start with the fundamentals of the Teradata Architecture. We will then learn how Teradata lays out data and processes it in parallel. Once you understand how Teradata works inside the engine we will show you processes to create a Physical Model. Then give you some neat tricks of the trade and best practices for Denormalizing for speed. This is going to be extremely valuable information if you want to invest a future in Teradata data warehousing. Let’s start at the beginning.

A table is made up of Columns and Rows. Each row represents a single instance of all of the columns ...

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