16.20 - Time Series Data Overview - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ Time Series Tables and Operations

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update
Time series data is unstructured machine-generated sensor data that is continuously produced and collected by a wide range of applications and devices that make up the Internet of Things. Time series data is typically composed of:
  • A unique identifier: One or more columns that identify the data source, for example, BuoyID or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • A timecode: A timestamp or date indicating when the data was collected, for example: '2017-07-07 10:32:12.122200'.
  • A sequence number: Data is stored first in the order in which it was collected. If different data arrives at exactly the same time, the sequence number differentiates between the data.
  • Measurements: One or more measurements collected at a point in time, for example:
    • Temperature, salinity, wave height, wave speed, and wave direction
    • Engine temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure, tire inflation ratio