Managing Time in Relational Databases

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September 2010



Managing Time in Relational Databases presents a comprehensive view of how to manage a temporal database. Temporal data management refers to an integrated method of managing data about the past, present, and future of the objects and events of interest to the user. The practical and comprehensive nature of this material is demonstrated in each chapter by a mixture of diagrams and text typical for a book about data architecture and data models. The chapters dealing specifically with managing temporal and bi-temporal data will rely heavily on an example-driven approach, each example presenting specific real-world scenarios.


Dr. Tom Johnston is the Chief Scientist at Asserted Versioning, LLC, which has developed a middleware product which supports the standard theory of bitemporal data, and which also implements the Asserted Versioning extensions to that standard theory. He is the co-author of Managing Time in Relational Databases (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2010). He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Randall Weis, founder and CEO of InBase, Inc, has more than 25 years of experience in IT and IT management, specializing in enterprise data architecture. Weis' technical expertise is in sophisticated, multi-tiered systems. He has designed logical and physical data models and implemented several high profile, very large database (VLDB) systems in the financial and insurance industries. These systems have had very stringent performance and real-time history requirements. His software development company, InBase, Inc., has developed software and Web sites used by some of the nations largest companies. Weis has been a presenter at various user groups, including Guide, Share, Midwest Database Users Group and Camp IT Expo. His technique for modeling history, retro activity and future dating has been reviewed and approved for the physical implementation of IBM's Insurance Application Architecture (IAA).


"You cannot escape temporal data. You need to get over it, sit down and read what Tom and Randy are telling you in this book. "--Joe Celko, Independent Consultant & Columnist for Intelligent Enterprise, USA "The authors present an original and comprehensive conceptual approach called Asserted Versioning, which includes support for bi-temporality and is a significant advance in the theory and practice of managing time-varying data."--Richard Snodgrass, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona "Information technology consultants Johnston and Weis explain how to integrate time into a business data system, so that the past, present, and projected future of things can be accessed easily and quickly. Tables that show time are versioned tables, and they show how using them lowers the cost and increases the value of temporal data, data that shows change through time. They introduce temporal data management and asserted versioning, then look at designing, maintaining, and querying asserted version databases."--SciTech Book News
EAN: 9780123750419
ISBN: 0123750415
Untertitel: How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data. 'Morgan Kaufmann'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Elsevier LTD, Oxford
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Seitenanzahl: XXIII
Format: gebunden
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