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Tech Brief

The Value of Reverse Engineering

This Technical Brief, written by database expert and author Bert Scalzo, outlines the benefits of reverse engineering from the perspective of a database developer or DBA.

These users are often unable to modify a database because they’ve either inherited it from someone else or it supports a third-party application. By reverse engineering, the data model is revealed, design flaws are revealed and changes can be made to improve the performance of the database.