Yes, I was a little vague.
We are currently on TD 13.10 . We want to upgrade to 14.10 but DS is still at 8.01 and will be for a for the forseeable future.
I'm just looking for some input as to problems we may encounter, or is it even worth the risk?
I think like other ETL tools like I used to work before, they keep upgrading and no big hiccups. Patches and some miscellaneous stuffs are are always , almost inescapeable. However, the release documents from vendors are there in place.
Running the same design shouldn't be an issue .... but in case you decide to make a change in the design .... like e.g. start using TPT from DataStage and run into some trouble, then its an issue.
Similarly, getting a PDO from DS is kind of tricky and it can run you into issues.
Having said that, I have recently worked with DS 8 with Teradata 14 .... it worked like a charm.