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Teradata connection
Teradata connection

Teradata connection

To access your data in Teradata, create a connection asset for it.

Teradata provides database and analytics-related services and products.

Create a connection to Teradata

To create the connection asset, you need these connection details:

  • Database name
  • Hostname or IP address
  • Port number
  • Username and password

For Private connectivity, to connect to a database that is not externalized to the internet (for example, behind a firewall), you must set up a secure connection.

Choose the method for creating a connection based on where you are in the platform

In a project Click Assets > New asset > Data access tools > Connection. See Adding a connection to a project.

In a catalog Click Add to catalog > Connection. See Adding a connection asset to a catalog.

In a deployment space Click Add to space > Connection. See Adding connections to a deployment space.

In the Platform assets catalog Click New connection. See Adding platform connections.

Next step: Add data assets from the connection

Where you can use this connection

You can use Teradata connections in the following workspaces and tools:


  • DataStage (DataStage service). The Teradata (optimized) connection for DataStage gives you increased performance and more features such as before and after SQL statements, sparse lookup, and rejects links. However, you cannot use the "(optimized)" connection outside of the DataStage service.
  • Metadata import (Watson Knowledge Catalog)
  • SPSS Modeler (Watson Studio)


  • Platform assets catalog
  • Other catalogs (Watson Knowledge Catalog)

Watson Query service You can connect to this data source from Watson Query.

Running SQL statements

To ensure that your SQL statements run correctly, refer to the Teradata SQL documentation for the correct syntax.

Learn more

Teradata documentation

Parent topic: Supported connections

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