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George Tillmann, Usage-Driven Database Design, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2722-0_1

1. Introduction to Usage-Driven Database Design

George Tillmann

(1)Ship Bottom, New Jersey, USA

As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

—Harrington Emerson (American efficiency engineer and business theorist)

Those are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.

—Groucho Marx

In 2015, the IT industry cost the world about $3.5 trillion according to Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm. 1 The Standish Group 2 reported that, in the United States alone, about ...

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