Is Your Database a Data Dumping Ground?

October 8, 2002


The relational database remains the foundation on which most large corporations build their business processing. Many now find themselves with a database that, while ideally scoped up-front, soon begins to exhibit problems:

  • A database design that no longer fulfils business needs;
  • Uncontrolled data growth and resultant poor performance; and
  • Shrinking batch windows and increased processing requirements.

While it is not advisable to allow your database to become a dumping ground for data, a consistent strategy for managing its growth and performance isn't always apparent. In this article from, Alan Raubenheimer, CEO of Embarcadero Africa, examines some of the ways the value of corporate databases can be preserved.

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