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Document Databases Part 2 – Document Databases

The documenting of a database via data modeling is an important step in the database development process for several reasons:

  • Communication: Data modeling serves as a visual representation of the database structure, making it easier for developers, stakeholders, and end-users to understand the organization of the data and how distinct entities relate to each other. This can improve communication and reduce misunderstandings, which can lead to a more successful project.
  • Scalability: A data model can help ensure that one designed the database in a way that is scalable. This means that one can expand the database as the amount of data grows. By documenting the database with a data model, developers can ensure one can extend the database without requiring a complete redesign.
  • Documentation: A data model can serve as documentation for the database, providing a record of how one designed the database and how distinct entities relate to each other. This can be useful for future developers who need to understand the structure of the database. It can also be useful for compliance, as it provides a record of how one designed and built the database and built.
  • Planning: Data modeling can help developers plan and design the database before one writes any code. This can save time and resources in the longer term, as it can help identify potential issues before they become problems.

Watch this video to learn how to document a database using IDERA’s ER/Studio Data Architect, including taking a tour around a logical and physical model.

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