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Normalization

Last updated Feb 9, 2024

Database normalization is the process of structuring a relational database in accordance with a series of so-called normal forms in order to reduce data redundancy and improve data integrity. It was first proposed in the early 1970s by British computer scientist Edgar F. Codd as part of his relational model.

He defined the Normal Form into four categories:

# Normalization vs. Denormalization

See Normalization vs Denormalization.

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Created 2023-03-23