Time Series Data Storage | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Time Series Data Storage - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Time Series Tables and Operations

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1208-171K
Language
English (United States)

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. Vantage 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.