Using Vertical and Horizontal Table Structures in Oracle

Friday Mar 28th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Compare different ways to persist data in a database table. A vertical data layout is one option to consider, as is horizontal tables. Decide which is best for you.

[From Developer.com]

In this article, I will analyze different ways to organize data in a database. In my examples, I will be utilizing Oracle, but any other relational database would suffice. There are both advantages and disadvantages to these methods of relational database data organization and I will distinguish between them. However, I will leave it up to the reader to make a decision on which data organization is right for them.

The article continues at http://www.developer.com/db/article.php/3736011

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