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Re^2: (Real) Database Design

by autarch (Hermit)
on Jul 16, 2004 at 00:59 UTC ( [id://374865] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: (Real) Database Design
in thread (Real) Database Design

I wouldn't say it's near it at all. My idea is a pipe dream at the moment.

I will say that all this discussion of the actual storage layout is somewhat missing the point. Ideally, a DBMS should be able to store data in many different ways, allowing the DBA to optimize various tables/indexes as needed. Even better, the DBMS should figure out the best way to store data based on usage patterns.