Difference between TCF & GCFR

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Difference between TCF & GCFR

Hi,

Can anybody please let me know the difference between Teradata Control Framework and Teradata Global Control Framework?

Is GCFR just a new version of TCF with additional features? If yes, what new features?

Does GCFR work with TD 13?

Thanks,

Ankit

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Teradata Employee

Re: Difference between TCF & GCFR

Hi Ankit,

GCFR is a new generation of the Control Framework.  Earlier versions were macro based and only sold in the APJ region. The GCFR release is based on stored procedures for the processing patterns, has interfaces for Informatica, Datastage, ODI and SAP-BODS and is now positioned in TD accounts internationally.

The same core patterns as TCF were originally implemented in GCFR but these have been extended to include a mini-batch bulk load capability, ability to merge history into populated tables and reverse transaction processing (i.e. rollback data where a process has run in error).  There is also support for intra-day processing, QueryBand and operational reporting views are provided as standard.  All future enhancement will be to the GCFR code base, not TCF.

The latest release (1.2) has TD13 as the minimum database version and has been tested with all versions upto TD15.

Cheers,

Paul Ibberson

Re: Difference between TCF & GCFR

Thanks Paul

Teradata Employee

Re: Difference between TCF & GCFR

Is there a view to know the GCFR version?

Teradata Employee

Re: Difference between TCF & GCFR

Yes, a view called GCFR_Release_Info was introduced in GCFR v1.2.  You can find the version information in there.