Time Travelling Data: SQL Server Temporal Tables

Have you have built complicated triggers and procedures to track the history of data in your databases? What if SQL Server or Azure SQL could take care of all that for you and you just had to change a couple of settings? Starting with SQL Server 2016, there is support for system-versioned temporal tables as a database feature that brings built-in support for providing information about data stored in a table at any point in time rather than only the data that is correct as the current moment time.

During this session, Chad will explain the key scenarios around the use of Temporal Tables, how system-time works, how to get started, and finish up with a demo to show you Temporal Tables in action, including the easy-to-use T-SQL syntax to implement all of the Temporal goodness.

Short Abstract

Have you built complicated triggers and procedures to track the history of data in your database? Come to this session to find out how you can use built-in support in SQL Server to do this more efficiently than your complicated code.

Type

45/60/75-minute session

Tags

  • Azure SQL
  • Data
  • SQL Server
  • T-SQL

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key scenarios around the use of SQL Server temporal tables
  • Understand how to get started using Temporal Tables
  • Understand best practices and limitations of Temporal Tables

Presentations

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