Temporal Database Theory

Kennie Pontoppidan reads and reviews a book on temporal database theory:

I have chosen to blog about Richard T. Snodgrass’ book “Developing time-oriented database applications in SQL.” I heard about this book last year around this time, when I started to investigate the new temporal feature “System versioned tables” in SQL Server 2016. I believe it was my old colleague Peter Gram from Miracle who pointed out the book to me, and usually when Peter recommends a book, I buy it and (eventually) read it. It was also about time (no pun intended), since I’m giving a talk on “All things time-related” for two SQL Saturdays during the next few months, and I needed to spice up the presentation with some new material.

In this blog post, I will quickly scratch down a few of the takeaways, I have taken from the book already.

Sounds like an interesting read.

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