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Conceptual Data Modelling Starts with Business Use Cases

Conceptual Data Modeling Starts with Business Use Cases

Business analysis efforts should start with a conceptual data model based on use case content Successful business analysis requires understanding of business. One of the essential tools for understanding a business is a conceptual data model. Even though conceptual models

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An Explanation of Enterprise Architecture

Architecture is not what is tangible, that is the result of architecture.  Architecture is the set of descriptive representations that are required to create an object There appears to be a gross misunderstanding about Architecture, particularly in the information technology

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Data Models Ensure Successful Migrations

When migrating data across platforms, it is critically important to have three full data models to support the effort, with the relevant metadata.  Having these models will reduce time, costs, and effort needed to perform the migration successfully. Introduction Migrating

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Physical Data Modeling

Physical data models should follow the logical data model as closely as possible, while adding the optimizing items to conform to a specific database and platform. Introduction Physical data modeling involves transforming the logical model from a purely business design

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Logical and Physical Data Modeling Overview

Logical and physical data modeling are essential components of every organization’s enterprise data architecture, and should form the foundation of every database design.  Standard techniques for logical and physical data modeling enable consistent development and usability.  Even though the concept

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The Power of Abstraction in Data Modeling

Abstraction is a powerful design tactic for creating flexible, robust and scalable data warehouse data models Introduction I remember meandering through the large galleries of a modern art museum, and stopping in my tracks in front of a very large

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Business Processes and Logical Process Modeling Overview

Business process modeling is an important component of business analysis, and enables organizations to understand the processes that manage the flow of data and information. Introduction To enable an information system to provide optimum benefits, the architect, designer and programmers

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Enterprise Data Modeling

Enteprise data modeling is an essential component of strong enterprise data architecture, with subject, conceptual and enterprise logical models based on business concepts and requirements Introduction In many organizations, there is no way to understand the scope and variety of

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How Modeling adds Value to a Data Dictionary

A well-modeled data dictionary can provide lasting value and ensure consistency of use throughout an organization for all data elements. Introduction The primary purpose organizations create and maintain a data dictionary is to standardize data content , context, and definitions

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Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Three

Challenges to implementing data architecture with packaged applications can be overcome by addressing issues and challenges during design Introduction In a previous article I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application. They were

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