Managing Time in Relational Databases
How to Design, Update and Query Temporal Data
Managing Time in Relational Databases shows how to make the rich information content of bi-temporal data available to business users, while simplifying the design, maintenance and retrieval of that data. Metadata declarations eliminate the need to directly model temporal data. Temporal data maintenance is isolated in code that can be invoked to update bi-temporal data in any database and from any application program, across the enterprise. Anyone who can write queries against conventional data will be able to write queries against the bi-temporal data structures described in this book.
IT professionals directly concerned with managing data and providign access to it. This inlcudes data modelers, database developers, database designers, data architects, database analysts, corporate database administrators, SQL programmers, and applications systems developers.