This manual describes the Oracle Database Gateway for Teradata, which enables Oracle client applications to access Teradata data through Structured Query Language (SQL). The gateway, with the Oracle database, creates the appearance that all data resides on a local Oracle database, even though the data can be widely distributed.

This preface covers the following topics:


This manual is intended for Oracle database administrators who perform the following tasks:

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