In my younger days I denormalized a database for performance reasons and
have been paid for it dearly with increased maintenance costs.  Adding
enhanced capabilities and new functionality will render denormalization
worse than useless quickly.  --Rick

                      Frank Wiles                                               
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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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