Normalization in the Real World

Normalization in the Real World

Kim Medlin, Wells Fargo

The topic of database normalization is usually presented in very academic terms.  After all, the topic is steeped in the arcane nomenclature of relational algebra.  This seminar will take a 180 degree turn and discuss normalization in terms that data professionals are accustomed to.  Learn why normalization is important and how to normalize tables.  By employing normalization, your database designs will be more robust, consistent, and effective.  You will also learn when denormalization is appropriate.  Demystify normalization so you can implement it in your professional life.  Your applications, whether they are OLTP or OLAP, will be glad you did!

About the Speaker

A Data Architect for over 20 years, Kim Medlin has worked for Fortune 100 companies as well as high-powered consulting firms. His data modeling expertise runs the gamut from healthcare to banking to warehouse automation. Having held a variety of both technical and managerial roles, Kim is a stalwart of data modeling and Data Architecture evangelism. Kim has worked directly with Wells Fargo, Keane Consulting, Xerox, BB&T, and Data General. Kim received his Mathematics degree (with a concentration in Computer Science) from Appalachian State University.