Here are some valuable instructional tools.
of Database Systems
A lot of broad, sweeping statements are made and
assumed concerning what database products are "best" or
"better". This document defines all the classes of
database system ranging from single user desktop to large
scale corporate data system, and suggests ranges of
Pro "Tune Up"
Many of the people I meet just don't "get it" about
relational data. Here is a document I wrote years ago
that expresses relational design in its simplest terms.
This was originally a class hand out for our "Tune Up"
class in 1997. This class covered relational data design,
merge letters and merge fields in layout design, advanced
scripting, and database speed optimization.