Sharing Knowledge of
Highly Efficient Database Design
Learn how to design and maintain high-performing
Welcome to The Database Design Resource Center!
Are you in a position where you are struggling with DB design
problems, theoretical issues in DB design, and wondering how to do it
right, from the start? Maybe you're part of a team that is arguing
against each other member as well as against itself (very common,
Or do you simply want to educate yourself with competence, and
back it up with solid evidence found on this website, making you the
winner of long debates and discussions?
This website discusses, or rather, talks with you, in an easy
way, on themes regarding database modeling, normalization techniques,
primary key considerations, programming strategies, DBA problems (and
solutions), and many other issues relating to building database models
that will form the basis of your high-performing databases.
The purpose of this site
If you are in the process of considering, starting up or already have a
database design in place and running, by examining this site you will
find an abundance of advice on how to improve your design in order to
create high-volume, fast-performing databases:
and much more...
Modeling the Universe
This is just a play with Entity Relationship Modeling: Placing
Universe into one single diagram :-).
Actually, I wrote it to show you the power of ER modeling, as
well as to give you a head-start on the subject...
Focused, free DB information and low-cost eBooks
Far too often, you have to buy expensive books, or attend high-cost
courses, to keep ahead in this business.
I aim to change that, and create high-end, valuable articles and eBooks
on specific topics, so that you can keep yourself at the edge of
knowledge in your business. I believe, that using free keynotes and
free/affordable eBooks from this website, you will be updated and in
the front of your colleagues in your field of work.
Currently, the following eBooks are available:
Relationship eBook is a free gift for subscribers to my newsletter.
eBook is directed at people who want to educate themselves in
refined datase design skills: Being knowledgable about subtle themes
only a skilled Systems Analyst would be aware of...
Visit my eBooks page,
which always contains my eBooks as they are published.
I have set out to do this because there is so much confusion in our
field of work; lots of articles on the net, or in books, pretend to be
"scientific", using words and language which is difficult to grasp,
even if the database design work should be intuitive and natural. The
database community has to learn how to talk, and not least, communicate
with our customers in an understandable manner.
My eBooks and my website are made to do just that, and
I hope you will read them with a learning mind.
A site for Database people
This site is made for database professionals seeking fast and reliable
support and inspiration for solving time- and performance-critical
issues in their database jobs. Since you have arrived here, you most
likely have a genuine interest in improving your knowledge in the
database design field. This site is alive and listening to you, my
visitor: After all, this site is built for you! Subscribe to my
newsletter and stay informed.
The Database Design Resource Center (me) is
producing a series of eBooks, investigating and describing the various
activities included in bringing up high-performing, normalized
relational databases. These will apply whether you are using Oracle,
MySQL, Access, SQL Server or any other database that is (or pretends to
At The Database Design Resource Center I also work on presenting
articles of general interest related to analysis and design of
relational databases; effective design patterns for you to use as an
inspiration and support for your day-to-day work, as well as I
investigate the vast amount of litterature on the subjects, that is
being offered from different sources.
I will try to provide you with best-of-choice, critically
selected software and methods literature based on my own experience and
As mentioned above, I keep this site to
help people understand how to design their databases for maximum
performance and stability. Sharing information is, after all, the real
good use of the Internet. Please let me know if anything on this site
is misleading, needs updating or additions. Use the Contact
me form to reach me.
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