Teradata Mainframe Client Utilities update
Teradata has completed a major compiler conversion effort that should be completely transparent to customers, yet they are the main beneficiaries. This article:
- Provides some historical background and context,
- Discusses the reasons we switched compilers,
- Identifies certain behavioral changes that were unavoidable,
- And, finally, answers a few technical questions related to the overall process.
The venerable IBM mainframe was the original client platform developed for the Teradata RDBMS via channel-attached connections way back in the 1980s. Although we now support a wide range of client platforms using network-attached connections, a significant segment of our customer base continues to use mainframe clients.