It appears there are two evaluation versions of Teradata:
Teradata Virtual Machine Community Edition.
Teradata express for VMware Player
Could someone clarify which is best for evaluation purposes? I will be testing Teradata with Oracle Golden Gate to load the DB, so ETL integration is my use case but I am interetested in hearing the pros and cons of each version. (Both seem to require VMWare preinstalled if I read correctly)
The main difference is the VMWare software, you need a full vSphere ESXI for TVME and just Player/Fusion for TDE.
Additionally TVME allows more AMPs (RAM/disks) while TDE is 2 AMPs only, thus performance might be different.
If you don't have a VMWare Server in your company there's no choice...
TD15.10 is currently only available as TDE.
To deploy community edition virtual machine you need to set up VMWare environment.
If you do not have a VM Ware environment, then you can use Teradata express for VM player.
Download and install VM player from VMWare website and then from vm player open the teradata express virtual machine.