Morgan Helms thinks this is interesting: The goal of the relational model is to enable consistent representation of data with minimal or no redundancy and without sacrificing completeness, and to define data integrity (enforcement of data consistency) as part of the model From 1. Background to T-SQL Querying and Programming from Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals by Itzik Ben-Gan Publisher: Microsoft Press Released: July 2012 Note The goal of the relational model Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/microsoft-sql-server/40289/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.