World-renowned expert Rebecca M. Riordan has written the definitive database design book for working developers who aren't database experts. No matter how messy or complex your business challenge, Designing Effective Database Systems shows you how to design an effective, high-performance database to solve it.
Riordan begins by thoroughly demystifying the principles of relational design, making them accessible to every professional developer. Next, she offers the field's clearest introduction to dimensional database modeling: practical insight for designing today's increasingly important analytical applications.
One task at a time, Riordan illuminates every facet of database analysis and design for both OLAP and OLTP, showing how to avoid common architectural pitfalls that complicate development and reduce extensibility. The book concludes with comprehensive, expert guidance on designing databases for maximum usability. This book will teach you how to
Riordan has helped thousands of professionals master database design and development, earning Microsoft's coveted MVP honor for her exceptional contributions. Nobody's more qualified to help you master database designand apply it in your real-world environment.