Complex database models are challenging to read and manage. In Vertabelo, you can use many different techniques, including color-coding tables and encapsulating groups of tables in subject areas. Doing this will increase the model’s readability, making it easier to navigate and search within it. A complex data model can be organized using subject areas. Subject areas in Vertabelo are named rectangles that group tables based on a functional or business context.
Better model organization will help you get work done faster. It will become easier to find objects in the model and to onboard new people to the team. In this article, we will give you tips and show you Vertabelo features that will help you effectively organize a large ERD. Sample ERD To discuss entity relationship diagram (ERD) organization, we will be using a recruitment system database model. By the end of this article, you will be able to make this model much better organized and more readable.
Database migration scripts make it possible to move from one version to another. Learn how to generate SQL migration scripts quickly and easily with the Vertabelo data modeler. Databases evolve; as applications mature over time, new features get added and existing features get modified. Consequently, just like the application source code, the database also needs to move from one version to the next. This movement is called database migration. It is one of the most common tasks given to database engineers.
Database design is one of the most important factors contributing to the performance of an application. Consequently, how well the database is designed is of utmost importance. Database design is all about efficiently organizing data based on product workflows, future roadmap, and expected usage patterns. The output of a database design exercise is a data model. A data model represents all the objects, entities, attributes, relationships, and constraints in the system.