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Crash Course in Database Design: Surviving When You Don't Have a DBA
Dirk Elmendorf, Chief Technology Evangelist, Rackspace Managed Hosting

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: Columbia


Rare is the open source application that doesn't end up talking to a database. More often than not the group developing an application does not have an experienced DBA (Database Administrator) on the team. This can lead to all sorts of problems.

This talk is meant as an introduction to database administration, and includes best practices and design guidelines when setting up a database. Elmendorf presents an overview of normalization and other foundation concepts to database design. It will also outline ways to use the strengths of relational databases to your application's advantage.

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