Index

A

ad hoc queries, 8

adaptability, 15

aggregation, 71

Agile methodologies, 18

alternatives for data structure design, 13

analysis paralysis, 85

anchors, 117

anomalies, 130–131

applications, 6

artificial identifiers, 133

attributes, 10, 30

definition, 32

derivable attributes, 32

generalizing, 162–166

inclusion of, 104

multivalued, 131–132, 136

naming, 31

notation, 30–31

type discriminators, 159

automation, provisions for, 13–14

B

backend, 4

balanced perspective, 15

BCNF. See Boyce-Codd Normal Form (BCNF)

bi-directional linked lists, 117

bill of materials, 116

bitmap indexes, 196

bit-mapped data elements, 250

bits, 250

block size, 178

bottom up modeling, 118–120

vs. top down modeling, 122

Boyce-Codd Normal Form (BCNF), 152–155

bugs, 91

business ...

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