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Re: Multiplicity, Change and MV

From: David Cressey <dcressey_at_verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:16:31 GMT
Message-ID: <3OO3g.909$ud.23@trndny03>

"Frank Hamersley" <terabitemightbe_at_bigpond.com> wrote in message news:X5E3g.16141$vy1.13404_at_news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> David Cressey wrote:
> > "DonR" <donr_work_at_yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> [..]
>
> > I think relational purists underestimate the ability of professionals
among
> > us to live in an eighty-twenty world, and not get swept away by the
promise
> > of silver bullets. But that's a topic for another discussion.
>
> To be fair to the RM purists though, the advances don't come from
> accepting the 80/20 situation.
>

Agreed.

I think that's the difference between database design and DBMS design.

A person designing a DBMS should look at existing DBMS products with an eye to improvement or even radical reform. A person designing a database may have to accept an 80/20 world or wait for a better product to come along. Received on Wed Apr 26 2006 - 13:16:31 CDT

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