The Design

It is time for the database design team at EAB Healthcare to make some strategic decisions. What classes from the logical analysis model will be transformed into the data model? How will they become tables? Without consideration for the specific relational database management system (RDBMS) to be chosen or performance issues, it is time to know exactly what data will be captured. In the previous chapters, the business analysts, application developers, and database designers worked together to understand the requirements for the system and what problems it would solve. Now the database designers take their piece and begin moving forward. The process follows a basic flow, but as always, development is an iterative process, and there ...

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