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Database Design News, Issue #33 - Misunderstanding Normalization
September 18, 2007
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Misunderstanding Normalization


Misunderstanding Normalization

Dear fellow IT Professional,

Today I was notified of an old blog from 2004:

http://www.kottke.org/04/10/normalized-data

The reason I want to share it with you, is the high rank of this blog (Very popular; Google PR8 !!, which means that the claim is widespread on the Net), and of course, that it is utterly wrong, which most of the comments (please read them all) also show.

The interesting part is that this is about Flickr.com (also PR8), and the company representative is also commenting, claiming that the application is the most important element, not the data.

If you think so, please read:

http://www.databasedesign-resource.com/flat-relational-tables.html

and

http://www.databasedesign-resource.com/denormalization.html

Then, THINK...


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