Reading can be worse for a normalized db, which is likely what the developers were concerned about.

One always have to be careful to measure the right thing.


Frank Wiles wrote:

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 09:06:55 -0800
Josh Berkus <> wrote:

I can't tell you how many times I've seen this sort of thing. And
the developers always tell me "Well, we denormalized for performance
reasons ... "

Now that's rich. I don't think I've ever seen a database perform
worse after it was normalized. In fact, I can't even think of a
situation where it could!

  Frank Wiles <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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