On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Paul A Jungwirth
<p...@illuminatedcomputing.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 4:15 AM, Anton Dignös <dign...@inf.unibz.it> wrote:
>> We would like to contribute to PostgreSQL a solution that supports the query
>> processing of "at each time point". The basic idea is to offer two new
>> operators, NORMALIZE and ALIGN, whose purpose is to adjust (or split) the
>> ranges of tuples so that subsequent queries can use the usual grouping and
>> equality conditions to get the intended results.
> I just wanted to chime in and say that the work these people have done
> is *amazing*. I read two of their papers yesterday [1, 2], and if you
> are interested in temporal data, I encourage you to read them too. The
> first one is only 12 pages and quite readable. After that the second
> is easy because it covers a lot of the same ground but adds "scaling"
> of values when a tuple is split, and some other interesting points.
> Their contributions could be used to implement SQL:2011 syntax but go
> way beyond that.

I've also been following this feature with great interest, and would
definitely throw whatever tiny weight I have, sitting out here in the
the peanut gallery, behind accepting the ALIGN and NORMALIZE syntax.
I estimate that about a third of the non-trivial queries in the
primary project I work on (and have, on Postgres, for the last 13+
years) would be simpler with support of the proposed syntax, and some
of the most complex business logic would be simplified nearly to the
point of triviality.

Anyway, that's my $0.02.

Thank you, Anton and Peter!

-- Mike

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