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Relational Database Design and Implementation, 3rd Edition by Jan L. Harrington

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Chapter 11. Database Design Case Study 1
Mighty-Mite Motors
It is not unusual for a database designer to be employed to reengineer the information systems of an established corporation. As you will see from the company described in this chapter, information systems in older companies have often grown haphazardly, with almost no planning and integration. The result is a hodgepodge of data repositories that cannot provide the information needed for the corporation to function because they are isolated from one another. In such a situation, it is the job of the database designer to examine the environment as a whole and to focus on the integration of data access across the corporation, as well as the design of one or more databases that will meet ...

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