This is the documentation for Cloudera Connectors for Teradata 1.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at


In order to use any of the Teradata connectors, you must have a functioning CDH installation, including Sqoop components. Depending on the way Sqoop is installed, you may need administrative privileges in order to create or modify configuration files.

The Teradata connectors use catalog tables and views to look up metadata information. Therefore the user who is making the connection must have the SELECT privilege on the DBC database. Check with your Teradata administrators or operators if you are not sure whether you have the required privileges. You must have SELECT privileges on at least one of the following DBC database object types:

  • DBC.columns
  • DBC.databases
  • DBC.tables
  • DBC.indices
The Cloudera Connector Powered by Teradata requires the following additional permissions to enable use of the *.fastload data methods.
  • DBC.table_levelconstraints
  • DBC.triggers
  • DBC.tvm
  • DBC.dbase
  • DBC.referencingtbls

For more information about how to install, configure, and use Sqoop, see the Sqoop documentation in the CDH 4 Installation Guide.

Cloudera Connector powered by Teradata versions 1.0.0, 1.2c4, 1.2c5

  • Teradata 13.00 or later
  • CDH 4.2 or later
  • Sqoop 1.4 or later but not compatible with Sqoop2

Cloudera Connector for Teradata versions 1.1.1, 1.2c4

  • Teradata 12.00 or later
  • CDH 4 or later
  • Sqoop 1.4 or later but not compatible with Sqoop2