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?
I am very doubtful whether history shows us one example of a man who, having stepped outside traditional morality and attained power, has used that power benevolently. -- C.S. Lewis/1943 (quoted by Peter Wehner)
Today, states containing just 17 percent of the American population, a historic low, can theoretically elect a Senate majority -- Emily Badger/2016
They wished to dance in a circle. I wished to dance solo. -- Ernst Haas on why he left Magnum/1983
... 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
[CIA Director John Brennan] also said that once Mr. Trump is inaugurated things will be different for him -- and that he'll have responsibilities beyond just "talking and tweeting." -- Emily Schultheis/2017
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.