Bad Database Standards

Several years ago I wrote a series of blog posts on bad database standards, that is, things you should avoid doing when creating the standards for your organization regarding database systems and development.

These posts, although over a decade old now, are still relevant, so I thought I’d post an index linking to the articles to bring them back up for your review and comments!

Bad Database Standards Part 1 – Limits on Indexing

Bad Database Standards Part 2 – Too Many Columns!

Bad Database Standards Part 3 – Limiting The Number of Tables in “Online” Joins

Bad Database Standards Part 4 – Duplication of Data

Bad Database Standards Part 5 – None Shall Pass! Standards Can be too Rigid

Bad Database Standards Part 6 – What’s In a Name?

Bad Database Standards Part 7 – What Does Support Mean?

What do you think? Do you have any issues with any of these observations?

Are there any “bad database standards” that you have seen that need to be added to this list?

Feel free to drop a comment and startup a discussion here…


I'm a data management strategist, researcher, and consultant with over three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development and implementation.
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