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?
Anarchy Favors the Rich
There's a smell of treason in the air. Imagine if J. Edgar Hoover or any other FBI director would have testified against a sitting president? It would have been a mind-boggling event. -- Douglas Brinkley/2017 [does Fifth Column strike a familiar note?]
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
Either @realDonaldTrump is paranoid like Nixon, or judge found probable cause of crime for #wiretap. Either way our President is in trouble. -- Ted Lieu/4 March 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.
Time to make a new R. Binaries work if you just want to run R from the command line or RStudio, but for geeks like me, a source build is needed to enable PL/R support. I love the smell of burning cpu in a compile. Smells like victory.