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Learn Teradata with Tera-Tom - No Primary Index (NoPI)

This picture shows Tom Coffing (Tera-Tom) teaching Teradata certification in the 90s. Tom wrote six Tera-Cram books, and 10,000 people became certified. Thousands of people became Teradata Certified Masters from Tom's books.

Are you ready to learn about Teradata from the best technical trainer the world has ever seen? Tom Coffing, AKA Tera-Tom, makes learning fun, exciting, and easy. Learning Teradata Architecture is one of the best moves you can make in your career because Teradata has the most comprehensive design in the industry.

Tom Coffing is an expert on all database systems as he has written over 85 books covering them all. Once Tom understood the Teradata Architecture, the other databases were easy to learn.

Tom became famous as a teacher because he memorized every student's name when he greeted them. Tom has taught over 1,000 classes and never missed a single name. Ask anyone who attended a class taught by Tom Coffing.

Tom has also led a team of developers for almost 20 years to create the Nexus, which queries, migrates, and joins data across all systems. The chart below shows which systems users can query, migrate, and join data automatically with Nexus.

You can download a free trial of Nexus at You can also see some of the great features of Nexus right here.

You can also see the Nexus in action migrating data to the cloud here.

This video is part of the Tera-Tom Teradata Architecture series, where Tom provides over 100 videos that are only five minutes long. You can take your time and go at your own pace.

Teradata No Primary Index for Even Distribution

Sometimes you need to ensure the data is spread perfectly evenly for a large Teradata table. The Teradata NoPI is the way to make that happen.

Watch the video and understand the advantages of a No Primary Index (NoPI).

Did you know that Tom Coffing was an All-American wrestler for the University of Arizona? Above, Tom is on the podium at the 1979 NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships in Ames, Iowa. Tom placed 3rd as a sophomore and was also awarded Sophomore Athlete of the Year at the University of Arizona.

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