Why does Teradata Express come only as a VM component? Why not as a standalone software to be installed on physical desktop?

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Why does Teradata Express come only as a VM component? Why not as a standalone software to be installed on physical desktop?

Hi

I have a basic question - Why does Teradata Express come only as a VM component? Why not as a standalone software to be installed on physical desktop?

Is it because the internal AMP-VPROC architecture or anything else? 

Thanks.

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Senior Apprentice

Re: Why does Teradata Express come only as a VM component? Why not as a standalone software to be installed on physical desktop?

Is your physical desktop running Suse Linux Enterprise?

Most PCs got a Windows operating system and there's no (more) Teradata for Windows.

Additionally it's more convenient to simply start a VM.

Re: Why does Teradata Express come only as a VM component? Why not as a standalone software to be installed on physical desktop?

Hi Dieter,

That answers. Thanks! I was not aware that Teradata is not available for Windows.

So what if we have a requirement for handshaking between a MSBI stack and Teradata? Say, TD needs to read files from SSIS or SSAS kept in Windows file system. How am I going to handle it?

Regards,

Subhayu

Senior Apprentice

Re: Why does Teradata Express come only as a VM component? Why not as a standalone software to be installed on physical desktop?

Hi Subhayu, 

you simply install the Teradata Client for Windows: TTU - Windows Install