We are currently working on a requirement where we need to export data from the Teradata DB on AWS(standalone server) to the Hadoop File System of a remote AWS cluster.We have decided on using FastExport/TPT to export the data.
Please let me know if you need any further information.
1. As per my understanding we need FastExport/TPT utility to be installed on the the name node of the remote AWS cluster in order to dump the data from the Teradata on the standalone server to the the Hadoop of the AWS cluster?
[Answer] Fastexport does not come pre-installed on the AWS Teradata images. FastExport can be installed on just about any server that we offer fast export for. It can be installed on a Windows machine, a TPA node, or a non-tpa node, or other Linux environemnt. You just need to make sure that the Teradata Server, the Hadoop server and any other servers involved all have access to each other and that the ports and IP addresses allow them to connect to each other.
2. Do we need to have FastExport/TPT client installed in the standalone TD server?
[ Answer ] No
3. I could not find the FastExport/TPT clients for any Unix/Linux systems in the Teradata downloads page.Do need to buy it from Teradata separatel
Fastexport does not come pre-installed on the image but the Linux and Windows Client software packages should be available on your image under:
You should see the following packages (your versions will probably be different than mine:
SMP001-01:/var/opt/teradata/TTU_pkgs # ls -l
-rwx------ 1 ec2-user ec2-user 221043137 Dec 21 16:57 DatabaseManagement__windows_i386-x86184.108.40.206.00
-rwx------ 1 ec2-user ec2-user 102429801 Dec 21 17:30 TeradataToolsAndUtilitiesBase__Linux_i386-x8664.15
-rwx------ 1 ec2-user ec2-user 37156769 Dec 21 17:29 TeradataToolsAndUtilitiesBase__MACOSX_x8664.15.10.
-rwx------ 1 ec2-user ec2-user 390724487 Dec 21 17:31 TeradataToolsAndUtilitiesBase__windows_i386-x8664.
The Linux versoin is for other non-Teradata systems.
Another option is to purchase QueryGrid so you can connect Teradata with Hadoop.
It has to be purchased separately.
You can request information here: http://www.teradata.com/products-and-services/aws/products/
Click on the contact us from this page or from the “Teradata QueryGrid” linked page.
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