Better Living Through Software – Normalization == good?: “I’ve debugged scalability problems in a wide range of systems, and one of the most frequent causes of scalability and manageability bottlenecks in the state management tier is excessive normalization. These are fun problems to solve, because the DBAs have been conditioned with normalization religion and often don’t see any way out of their problems. When they come to realize that normalization is just a technique meant to serve a particular purpose, and not a universal law, it can be liberating.”

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