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Teradata Basics for Business Users by Tom Coffing, Leona Coffing

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Chapter 3 – Space

“In the end, we'll remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Perm and Spool Space

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Each AMP has its own disk where it stores the data it has been assigned. Each AMP will hold permanent tables on its disk in Perm Space. Any space left (empty space) is used for Spool space. Perm Space is for tables and Spool Space is used for building query answer sets. Not all users get to create Permanent tables so few users get Perm Space, but all users must have Spool Space if they want to query the Teradata system.

Perm Space is for Permanent Tables

PERM Space is where an AMP keeps ...

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