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Modeling a db that has products: What are the good practices/solutions? How to treat grammar variations in the words?

The problem is: A Company belongs to a sector. A Company produces products. A Sector contains products. A Product belongs to sectors. Three entities: Company, Sector and Product. And it's a ...
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Designing a user table, FName LName v.s Username

I did some research on different ways of getting user's name. Some database designers prefer to have a username that contains first name and last name with space separator, and some other designers ...
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Full text search through many tables in MySQL

We have high traffic NEWS websites, I want to add a feature that every user can search through over all content of site, such as news, polls, comments, galleries,etc . Each of contents type has its ...
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What database technologies do big search engines use?

Does anybody knows how Google or Yahoo perform searches for keywords against very very huge amounts of data? What sort of database or technologies do they employ for this? It takes few milliseconds, ...