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

Teradata Vantageā„¢ 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 stored in a specialized table that contains a structure called a primary time index (PTI). PTI tables are created using the time series forms of CREATE TABLE or CREATE TABLE AS, which have a PRIMARY TIME INDEX clause. PTI tables also contain system-generated columns of time information. Teradata Database uses the time information to organize the data across the system.

For guidelines on choosing the primary time index (PTI) to result in an even distribution of your type of data, see Guidelines for Choosing a Primary Time Index.