Teradata XML Services provide assistance in database transformation of XML structures to and from relational structures. This is primarily an enterprise fit feature. XML in this context is regarded as a data format that is used to describe incoming or outgoing warehouse data. A key concept for this feature is that we are not transforming to store XML but rather to maintain a relational data model or to integrate relational data into an enterprise XML message structure! The relational data model is bested suited for enterprise analytics. XML structures are best suited for enterprise integration.
Teradata XML Services is supported on Database Versions 13, 13.10 and 14. As of Teradata Database version 14.10, much of the XML Services functionality has been implemented as part of the XML data type in the database, and Teradata XML Services as a separate download will not be supported for 14.10 and future versions. Mappings created for XML shredding and publishing can be used for 14.10 as well (except for XSLT shredding), but the names of the stored procedures will change. Please see the Teradata XML book in the database user documentation for further details.
This feature will be delivered asynchronously from any specific Teradata warehouse release. The delivery format will be as a web download, available for each Teradata server platform. The feature is considered a part of the Teradata product and will be supported through normal support channels.
Teradata XML Services consists of the following components:
For community-based support and to share your implementation ideas and concerns, please visit the Extensibility forum.