17.10 - Database Design Life Cycle - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Database Design

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
English (United States)

Database design is a living process: it never ends. Not only do new features and optimizations come with each new software release, but new business needs and supporting information requirements continually present themselves and must be integrated with the production database.

In some circumstances, the integration process can be as involved as re-engineering entire components of the database. Fortunately, if you have adhered to an implementation that is fully normalized, the re-engineering process is a relatively harmless and predictable activity.