Data Modelling : how difficult or easy it is.
Sardana 06000055HU 1 Comment 2,012 Views
Today I started reading the book "Database Administration : The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures". I started with the 3rd chapter which talk about the data modeling. I am not sure if the data modeling work falls into the tasks a DBA should perform. At the same time as its one time activity, having a independent team to do the data modeling may result into no-work for the team once the database is implemented. As there are a lot of tools available to model the data, despite of that, is data modeling is really difficult ?. The book says efficient data model will allow you to minimize the data redundancy, maintain integrity, better data sharing and access and maintain consistency and while modeling you should consider how the data can be used in future instead of the current usage. But predicting about how the data can be used in future and really a difficult task. With new technologies coming every day, the usage of the data can go any way. Predicting the future use correctly will really make a data model a good one (of course, prediction should be right for that).I think now I need to start looking for some article which will give me some insight on how to predict the different manner a data can be accessed in future?. Do let me know if you know anything related.