When we think about business rules we typically focus on logic. After all, business rules are about doing things, and many people see them as a way to eventually supplant hand-crafted program code. Yet the vast majority of enterprises use their IT infrastructure to process data held in databases. If the business rules movement is to make a real impact, it is going to have to look beyond the realm of pure logic and deal effectively with the interaction between logic and data. This could be tough to do. There are already business rules tools and techniques that address this area, but no matter how good they become there is one fundamental issue that may potentially limit business rules approaches: poor database design.
The Roots of Denormalization
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