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Building the Agile Database: How to Build a Successful Application Using Agile Without Sacrificing Data Management by Larry Burns

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Database views are, in my opinion, the single most important virtualization tool the DBA has, and many of my previous writings[62] extol the importance and value of using views in the database. Among the many benefits of views are the following:

·         They can support multiple application-specific views of data, without having to modify the underlying database schema.

·         They enable the decoupling of application code (and application objects) from the database schema. Changes can be made to the schema without breaking existing applications; views can also be used to transition applications from one view of the data to another.

·         They can be given application-specific data names, lengths and datatypes, which can map directly ...

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