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PostgreSQL for Data Architects

By : Jayadevan M
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PostgreSQL for Data Architects

By: Jayadevan M

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
PostgreSQL for Data Architects
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 5. Data Modeling with SQL Power Architect

We spent the last few chapters understanding PostgreSQL concepts and architecture and the important ACID properties and how they are managed.

In this chapter, we will cover data modeling with SQL Power Architect. Data modeling is a vast topic and involves many steps. It helps in understanding business requirements to design and implement a database to meet the requirements. The process involves, typically, generating conceptual, logical, and physical schemas or data models. Understanding the requirements and translating them to a good database design is critical to the implementation of a secure and scalable system. The data models capture a lot of information, which includes the business entities involved, their attributes, the rules (also known as constraints) applicable to the entities and attributes, the relationships between the entities, and so on.

SQL Power Architect is a tool that aids in creating the physical model, generating the...