The Exasperating Topic of Database Indexes

Previous posts on this theme, “Designing a Relational Database – Data Modeling“ and “Let’s Talk About Database Schema“.

Indexes aren’t necessary right? Of course not, they’re just peripherally superficial things that sit like leaches on a database table’s column!

Ok, bad database satire aside, let’s get real. Indexes are extremely useful for a plethora of reasons. They play a crucial role in optimizing the speed of database operations, especially retrieval operations.

Demystifying the Magic Behind Relational Database Indexes

Ever tried finding a specific recipe in a massive cookbook? Imagine if there wasn’t an index! Just as that cookbook index saves you hours of flipping through page after page, a relational database index works wonders by helping the system quickly locate rows within a table without the tedious process of examining each one.

So, How Does This Magic Work?

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