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Tera-Tom's 1000 Page e-Book on Teradata Architecture and SQL, 2nd Edition by Tom Coffing, William Coffing

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Chapter 1 – Introduction and Good Advice

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

- Michelangelo

What is Parallel Processing?

“After enlightenment, the laundry”

- Zen Proverb

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“After parallel processing the laundry, enlightenment!”

- Teradata Zen Proverb

Two guys were having fun on a Saturday night when one said, “I've got to go and do my laundry.” The other said, “What?!” The man explained that if he went to the laundry mat the next morning, he would be lucky to get one machine and be there all day. But, if he went on Saturday night, he could get all the machines. Then, he could do all his wash and dry in two hours. ...

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