Time and Time Again: Managing Time in Relational Databases, Part 20 – RI and Temporal RI (Continued)

Time and Time Again: Managing Time in Relational Databases, Part 20 – RI and Temporal RI (Continued):

In this installment, we will begin a discussion of how temporal referential integrity (RI) may be enforced with today’s relational database management systems (RDBMSs). In addition, we will expand the glossary which we began last time, in Part 19. Indeed, the glossary work has proven to be the major portion of the work done here in Part 20. This seems to be the right point in our series to begin formalizing the definitions of the terms we have introduced.