Author: Kovid Rathee

Kovid is a Data & Infrastructure Engineer working as a Senior Consultant at Servian in Melbourne, Australia. He is originally from Rohtak, India. In a career spanning 10 years, he has worked for startups and corporates, product companies and service companies alike. He started his career as an Assistant Professor at an engineering college and later moved to a full stack developer role for a while, before finally moving into the data space where he has been working for the past 8 years. He likes to write about data engineering, infrastructure-as-code, DevOps and SRE. He is a semi-trained Indian classical singer, writes poetry in Hindi and Urdu, and hopes to get published someday.

7 Tips for a Good ER Diagram Layout

In this article, you will learn some practical tips for organizing data models, creating readable layouts, and efficiently working with ERDs (entity-relationship diagrams). Database diagrams are to applications what blueprints are to buildings. The more components a building has, the more complicated it is to design. Unlike buildings, though, databases undergo persistent changes, which is why ER diagrams are used to understand the structure of the database and ensure that the most current models are deployed.

How to Align Elements in Vertabelo

An ER diagram that’s not easy to read isn’t much help. Learn how to align ERD elements – and better organize your diagram – in Vertabelo’s online data modeler. Designing great ER models is not just about creating the right tables, defining the correct data types, and adding references. To make the model readable and easy to understand, you should arrange it neatly. This is where the alignment and distribution of the different ER diagram elements (tables, reference lines, notes, subject areas, etc.