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
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
Sweden? Terror attack? What has [Kim Jong-Don] been smoking? Questions abound. -- Carl Bildt (former Swedish Foreign Minister)/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.