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Teradata Architecture for IT and Developers by Tom Coffing, John Nolan

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Chapter 8 – Space

“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.”

- Walt Disney

When your System Arrives, there is only User named DBC

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When Teradata first arrives, there is only one user called DBC. This DBC name comes from Teradata's first system called the DBC 1012 back in 1988. The DBC stood for Database Computer and 10 to the 12th power is a Terabyte, thus DBC 1012. Every system ever built by Teradata has a supreme user at the top of the hierarchy called DBC.

USER DBC

User DBC has always been at the top of the Teradata hierarchy. The employee that logs on with the DBC login is the most powerful person in the company. They can essentially do anything ...

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