Denormalized Databases:  A better example

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Archive for the tag "normalization"

Denormalized Databases: A better example

November 23rd, 2008 by Scott Selikoff

There were a number of comments about my recent article on the negative effects of too much database normalization so allow me to expand the topic a little more. The most consistent comment I saw was that while many of you agreed with me in principle that too much normalization can lead to poor performance, […]

Why too much Database Normalization can be a Bad Thing

November 19th, 2008 by Scott Selikoff

As someone with a long history in database optimization and who even did their Master’s project on Database normalization, I’m probably the last person in the world to argue against database normalization. From a theoretical standpoint, database normalization is a wonderful thing, helping to organize your data into easy-to-manage and understandable parts. For this article, […]