I\’m stuck with the database design I\’m working on. It has been dragging for several days already… and I don\’t know whether I should consult more pre-existing database or should I just ignore the design patterns and do it my own style.

I\’m not a database designer to begin with. I\’m a programmer. More appropriately a developer (web developer or software developer) so I shouldn\’t be designing our database model. However, we only have one \”database person\” in our team so I\’m also manipulating the model so that we can start with a good database design. Fortunately dealing with database is not new to me. I had several projects dealing with database design but I had never designed a database this big. How will I know if this will scale well with our application? Fine tuning and stress testing is just troublesome.

Everything is troublesome. Argh! Let me vent for a while….

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