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Very interesting piece! I haven't come across systems using 6NF. A comparison between Data Vault and 6NF would be interesting. There must be a significant trade-off between agility and organization.

From Anchor Modeling's website:

The technique incorporates the natural conecpts of objects, attributes and relationships making it easy to use and understand. It is based on the sixth normal form, resulting in a highly decomposed implementation, which avoids many of the pitfalls associated with traditional database modeling.

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@Duy Tran - A reference to the TableAPI you've built brought me here. Absolutely wonderful job with the article, and even a better job with building a scalable data system that enforces standardization.

Although you've underscored the importance of having the standardized metadata by way of defining interfaces and APIs rather than custom code, I'll still say one can't stress on that point enough. I'm curious to know about the testing and quality frameworks you've used or have you built your own?

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