17.10 - Temporal Database Management System - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Temporal Table Support

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1182-171K
Language
English (United States)

A temporal database management system (DBMS) is a DBMS that provides built-in support for the time dimension, including special facilities for storing, querying, and updating data with respect to time. A temporal DBMS can distinguish between historical data, current data, and data that will be in effect in the future.

The intent of a temporal database management system is to reason with time.

A temporal DBMS provides a temporal version of SQL, including enhancements to the data definition language (DDL), constraint specifications and their enforcements, data types, data manipulation language (DML), and query language for temporal tables.