Despite what the reactionaries assert, the world is not flat nor is it hierarchical. The world is relational.
Similarly, how many tweets for that bag of carrots?
They wished to dance in a circle. I wished to dance solo. -- Ernst Haas on why he left Magnum/1983
Welcome to the South, folks. And thank you very much, Chief Justice John Roberts, for your opinion in the disastrous Shelby County vs. Holder case. How did you put it: In the South, "Things have changed dramatically." Yeah, right. -- Charles M. Blow/2016
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin got assassinated. ... People are playing with fire here, and there is no bigger flamethrower than Donald Trump. Forget politics; he is a disgusting human being. -- Thomas L. Friedman/2016
... but Flash-based storage has such a different performance profile from rotating media, that I suspect that it will end up having a large impact on filesystem design. Right now, most filesystems tend to be designed with the latencies of rotating media in mind. -- Linus Torvalds/2007
I believe quite strongly that, if you think about the issue at the appropriate level of abstraction, you're inexorably led to the position that databases must be relational. -- Chris Date/2009
[Dick Powell's] stomach cancer was likely a result of having directed Howard Hughes's "The Conqueror", amidst dust clouds of atomic test radiation in Utah. Out of a cast and crew of 220 people, 91 contracted various forms of organ cancers by 1981, including the stars; John Wayne and Agnes Moorehead. -- Wikipedia
Therefore: In a time of SSD, multi-core/processor, half terabyte memory machines, there is no reason not to build from BCNF data. Time to do what Dr. Codd demonstrated. Technology has finally caught up with the maths.
I know a little something about SQL, DB2 (preferably LUW, z/OS if the money's right), Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, and database design in general. Mentoring/teaching/consulting on a short term basis, too. And a bit of stat analysis if it's R. gnuoytr at rcn dot com.