Time and Time Again: Concluding Our Extended Taxonomy Discussion

Time and Time Again: Concluding Our Extended Taxonomy Discussion:

The principal reason for discussing this taxonomy is to distinguish the various things we may mean when we talk about managing time in databases. Each method of time management has its place in an enterprise data architecture (EDA). But our specific focus, in our “Time and Time Again” series and in this column has been what Figure 1 shows as the right-hand node of the lowest branch, the one labeled “tri-temporal time.” This is the method we have been calling “asserted versioning.”