How does teradata's db modeling style differ from the rest?

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Enthusiast

How does teradata's db modeling style differ from the rest?

I hear that Teradata uses a unique methodology in the design of the db. From what I understand, Teradata is able to consolidate multiple db's into one logical db, please correct me if I'm wrong. Now, how does teradata do this and how is this beneficial then lets say an already well established company such as oracle?
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Teradata Employee

Re: How does teradata's db modeling style differ from the rest?

Your question is pretty broad. In a nutshell Teradata is massively parallel and linearly scalable.

Suggest you read this paper on reasons why to use Teradata.

http://www.teradata.com/t/pdf.aspx?a=83673&b=84886

Then browse the Teradata website and read some of the white papers

Enthusiast

Re: How does teradata's db modeling style differ from the rest?

In a nut shell it is 3NF oriented. Depending on other commercial requirements it shoots upto ODS, Star, Snow etc.