Abstract

Normalizing a database – splitting apart tables into simpler, more focused tables – can yield concrete benefits, including manageability, scalability, and space savings. The concept is a central tenet of a relational database system such as SQL Server, yet far too many database professionals are unfamiliar with it. This session will present a practical primer on normalization: what it is, why it’s beneficial, how to do it, and when not to do it.

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