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Learning AWS - Second Edition by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Addressing data extensibility requirements

Having a rigid database schema will not work for you across all your customers. Customers have their specific business rules and supporting data requirements. They will want to introduce their own customization to the database schema. However, ensure that you don't change your schema for a tenant to an extent that your product no longer fits into an SaaS model. But you do want to bake in sufficient flexibility and extensibility to handle the custom data requirements of your customers (without impacting subsequent product upgrades or patch releases).

One approach to achieving extensibility in the database schema is to pre-allocate a bunch of extra fields in your tables, which can then be used by your ...

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