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Teradata Physical Database Design by Tom Coffing, Leah Nolander

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Chapter 9 - Deep Dive Overhead for each Row

“Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.”

- Benjamin Franklin

Why Go Deep inside the Overhead of a Row?

Tera-Tom books are the first books in the technical industry to ever attempt to use 90% visualizations through pictures and paintings with very little verbiage.

Seeing the actual row and the overhead associated with it will allow you to think deeply about how a row is actually processed down to the bit and byte level.

You will strengthen your Teradata advantage by seeing the processing down to the row level and therefore have a much better understanding of difficult subjects such as capacity management, Null Values, Compression, and how blocks move from disk to an AMP's memory for processing. ...

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