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Database Patterns

M. Marple
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Joined: Jun 06, 2006
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Hi, everyone and welcome to the authors,

I may be labouring a point in this forum.
Has anybody proposed database patterns for particular applications?
Are there patterns for databases with large quantities of data and mass queries as opposed to patterns f�r small amounts of data with frequent updates and frequent brief queries?
Scott Ambler
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Joined: Dec 12, 2003
Posts: 608
David Hay wrote a really good book in the mid-1990s on Data Modeling Patterns (his new book has nothing to do with patterns, take my work for it).

The data community doesn't seem to get the concept of patterns, from what I can tell, and most of their techniques have been around for so long that to patternize them might not be all that worthwhile. Although it might help to bring data skills into the development community, so perhaps that's a good idea worth exploring. Hard to say.

- Scott


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