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10. Transformation: Creating the Physical Data Model

George Tillmann

(1)Ship Bottom, New Jersey, USA

The time is a critical one, for it marks the beginning of the second half…when a transformation occurs.

—C.G. Jung

Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.

—Andy Grove (founder and CEO of Intel Corporation)

One of the more emotionally satisfying, although less technically significant, components of the database design process is Transformation (see Table 10-1). During Transformation, the designer takes the first real, although small, step toward creating a physical database ...

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