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This page guides you through the process of setting up the Teradata destination connector.


To use the Teradata destination connector, you'll need:

  • Access to a Teradata Vantage instance

    Note: If you need a new instance of Vantage, you can install a free version called Vantage Express in the cloud on Google Cloud, Azure, and AWS. You can also run Vantage Express on your local machine using VMware, VirtualBox, or UTM.

You'll need the following information to configure the Teradata destination:

  • Host - The host name of the Teradata Vantage instance.
  • Username
  • Password
  • Default Schema Name - Specify the schema (or several schemas separated by commas) to be set in the search-path. These schemas will be used to resolve unqualified object names used in statements executed over this connection.
  • JDBC URL Params (optional)

Refer to this guide for more details

Sync overview

Output schema

Each stream will be output into its own table in Teradata. Each table will contain 3 columns:

  • _airbyte_ab_id: a unique uuid assigned by Airbyte to each event that is processed. This is the primary index column. The column type in Teradata is VARCHAR(256).
  • _airbyte_emitted_at: a timestamp representing when the event was pulled from the data source. The column type in Teradata is TIMESTAMP(6).
  • _airbyte_data: a json blob representing with the event data. The column type in Teradata is JSON.


The Teradata destination connector supports the following sync modes:

Full Refresh SyncYes
Incremental - Append SyncYes
Incremental - Append + DedupedNo

Performance considerations

Getting started


You need a Teradata user with the following permissions:

  • can create tables and write permission.
  • can create schemas e.g:

You can create such a user by running:

CREATE USER airbyte_user  as perm=10e6, PASSWORD=<password>;
GRANT ALL on dbc to airbyte_user;

You can also use a pre-existing user but we highly recommend creating a dedicated user for Airbyte.

Setup guide

Set up the Teradata Destination connector

  1. Log into your Airbyte Open Source account.

  2. Click Destinations and then click + New destination.

  3. On the Set up the destination page, select Teradata from the Destination type dropdown.

  4. Enter the Name for the Teradata connector.

  5. For Host, enter the host domain of the Teradata instance

  6. For Default Schema, enter the Default Schema name. The default value is public.

  7. For User and Password, enter the database username and password.

  8. To customize the JDBC connection beyond common options, specify additional supported JDBC URL parameters as key-value pairs separated by the symbol & in the JDBC URL Params field.

    Example: key1=value1&key2=value2&key3=value3

    These parameters will be added at the end of the JDBC URL that the AirByte will use to connect to your Teradata database.


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VersionDatePull RequestSubject
0.1.62024-06-24 for Parameter 2 length size
0.1.52024-01-12 Primary Index on _airbyte_ab_id to fix NoPI issue
0.1.42023-12-04 connector available on Airbyte Cloud
0.1.32023-08-17 custom DBT transformation
0.1.22023-08-09 internal refactor
0.1.12023-03-03 SSL support
0.1.02022-12-13 Destination Teradata Vantage