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Message Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2003 @ 00:02:06 GMT
| Subj: || || Re: Perl with Teradata Solution (Free Ware issue) |
| From: || || Sam bass |
| ||In one of the Teradata folders we found PERL components. We are planning to use this as a scripting language to access Data to and
from from Teradata utilizing Flat files.|| |
What platform are you running on (UNIX, Win)? By Perl compenents, do you mean scripts, modules, or something else?
| ||1) Is there any formal agreement of PERL with Teradata since PERL is a free ware that will justify our using this on the
Production servers?|| |
I'm not aware of any 'formal agreement' between Perl and TD, b/c there's really no single Perl entity that NCR could forge an agreement
with (maybe, Larry?).
Plus, I don't understand what you mean by 'justify'. Perl is a proven language in all sorts of 'Production' applications; big financial
companys being a good example. In fact, if your using NCR's MP-RAS UNIX you'll most likely find Perl is installed already ;-)
| ||Our companies policy is not to allow any free ware on Production boxes.|| |
Okay, I understand this policy. But how do they define free ware?
| ||2) Also, Even if PERL is allowed, is it a good tool to Edit and validate text files 5GB(22m records) in size to be finally
inserted into teradata tables.|| |
Yes! Perl is good for this. Although, your 5GB files may run into trouble on Windows platforms (I think there's a 2GB limit?).
| ||Basically is PERL-Teradata viable tested IT solution.|| |