Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What the heck is Teiid?

If you wondering what the heck is Teiid, and what kind of crazy name is this, well Teiid is data lizard, actually it is a "Whip Tail Lizard" and very interesting one too.

It is pronounced as "tee-id". Here is definition of it by

The Common Data Lizard (Cnemidophorus datumus) is the only species of whiptail lizard native to all continents. It was once considered a subspecies of the Common DeeBase Whiptail, Cnemidophorus Jdbcus, but was eventually granted full species status due to it's uncanny reliability and availability. It is one of only lizard species known to be embeddogenic.


The Common Data Lizard grows to between 8 and 12 inches in length. It is typically blue-gray in color, with 5-6 white or orange dots decorating the hind section of the of the body. They are thin bodied, with a long tail.


Like most whiptail lizards, the Common Data Lizard is active, yet stable. They are acute, energetic, and fast moving, and fear nothing when approached. Its preferred habitat is clean, arid areas with ample storage space.

Here is wikipedia notes on teiidae

Images & Videos

Here is are some images of Teiid from google

Here's a teiid in action!

Auditioning for Chiller Theater...

Why this name is special?

We used this cool site to come up the name (thanks), check it out.

Well, this is one of couple names that embeds "EII (Enterprise information Integration)" in it, the space in which this project plays major role, and considered to be THE best and complete open source solution available in the community. More over he does make a good mascot.

We have just released Teiid 6.0.0, which is our first community open source release. So, check out Quick Start Example, and see how this works.

Try it out, and share your comments and suggestions.

Thank you

Teiid Team