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Database design and performance impact

I have a database design issue that I'm not quite sure how to approach, nor if the benefits out weigh the costs. I'm hoping some P.SE members can give some feedback on my suggested design, as well as ...
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Launching web-app with database without static ip [closed]

I have created a small web-app and want to deploy it. I have used struts2 and mysql for the database. The problem is that I do not have a static ip to run the app on my machine. Can anyone suggest me ...
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Best way to model a singleton in a relational database

When designing relational database schema for web applications, I often find a case where I end up creating a table just to contain one row, and only one row. It feels like that is the wrong way to ...
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Does ORM promote database de-normalisation?

Doctrine and Propel both make use of single and concrete table inheritance to map object relationships. The former sees all possible fields in the class tree mapped to a single table - whereas the ...
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Database strategy for connected but disparate applications

I'm working on a series of inter-related but separate web applications, all situated on the same host: Super Admin | ---Site Network Admin | | | ---Site | | | ---Site | | | ---Site | ...
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What list of database features/elements are necessary for a programmer to understand?

What database features/elements are necessary for a programmer to understand in order to create non-trivial applications? I was once asked in a job interview (by a DBA) to rate my understanding of ...
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Book or resources to gain a better DB understanding [closed]

Please see this response I'm creating a website that has the potential to become extremely reliant on its data, and would need to be, eventually, serving up lots of data fast. When I read the above ...
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Cross border data obfuscation and how to deal with it?

I am currently facing a situation where I will need to obfuscate data for legal reasons (these are countrywide rules and not specific to me) I will still need to work with teams outside this area who ...
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Is LINQ to SQL dead?

Is there any reason to keep using Linq to SQL, or is it better to move to ORM techniques like EF, NHibernate etc. We are using Linq to SQL in a new large enterprise application that will exist for a ...
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Best way to store revision information for quick access to view or revert changes

What I am looking for is the most optimal solution for storing content revisions in an MSSQL database. We have an application that allows users to make changes to small HTML content blocks similar to ...
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Should my multi-server RDBMS or my Application handle database Referential Integrity?

Should items like Foreign Keys, Constraints, Default Values, and so on be handled by the database management system (in this case, MS SQL 2005) or the application? I have heard opinions from both ...
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Want to learn one of those NoSQL databases, looking for advice on which one to check out

As someone who first encountered relational databases and SQL at uni in the early 90's, and who has spend a goodly slice of a fifteen year career working with MS SQL Server, I'm probably a textbook ...
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Should a primary key be immutable?

A recent question on stackoverflow provoked a discussion about the immutability of primary keys. I had thought that it was a kind of rule that primary keys should be immutable. If there is a chance ...
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How to read and understand ER diagrams

I've been handed the ER diagram for a quite complex database. Complex to me at least, 849 tables. One of the architects says to understand the code, you need to understand the database and ...
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What are the benefits of using database abstraction by ORM? [closed]

I'm starting to use the ORM recommended by the framework I choose, and though I like the idea of the added layer of abstraction the ORM provides, I'm starting to realize what this really means. It ...
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What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer? [closed]

Most software developers want to keep application logic in the application layer, and it probably feels natural for us to keep it here. Database developers seem to want to put application logic in the ...
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Is it time to use MariaDB instead of MySQL on application development? Why? [closed]

If you know MariaDB, what's your opinion about migrate applications to use MariaDB instead of MySQL? What we gain and what we lost with this change? Is it really unnecessary to change the ...
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What is the best toolset for developing an enterprise application for SMBs?

Need a Free, Fast(development and runtime) and Reliable(transactions and locking) tool set for creating an enterprise application for SMBs. I'm thinking of an application framework + UI framework + ...
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Are NoSQL databases going to take the place of relational databases? Is SQL going away? [closed]

Does anyone have experience with NoSQL databases (CouchDB, MongoDB, Google's BigTable, Dynamo, Cassandra...)? What was it like? Was it actual production/on the job experience? What will happen to ...
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What are some easy-to-implement scaffolding systems?

Often when stating a new project I'll require a "quick 'n' dirty" content management solution. Ideally something that can read my database schema and generated HTML forms. Previously I've used; ...