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1 Jul, 2004

Metadata Strategy Overview

01 July, 2004
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.
Metadata Management

Organizations need a strategy for managing metadata.  This strategy should be part of an enterprise data strategy, enabling the management of data as an organizational resource. Introduction Traditional systems development and implementation has focused on processes, rather than on data as the foundation of the enterprise.  A data orientation represents a major cultural change. It is not only a

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1 Jul, 2004

The Importance of Data Integration

01 July, 2004
David P. Marco
Data Integration

Following some proven guidelines for data integration will ensure success in data warehousing and business intelligence, analytics and related systems initiatives. Introduction Almost every Chief Information Officer (CIO) has the goal of integrating their organization’s data.  In fact, the issue of data integration has risen all the way to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive O

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1 Jan, 2004

Metadata Management and Enterprise Architecture

01 January, 2004
David P. Marco
MME

Every successful enterprise architecture relies on enterprise metadata management as part of its foundation. Introduction Almost every large government agency or Global 2000 company is struggling to properly manage an enterprise information technology (IT) architecture.  This difficulty is the direct result of the highly distributed, disjoined and overly expensive IT environments which currently

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1 Oct, 2003

Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Three

01 October, 2003
Daniel Roth
Best Practices

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 convinced that the business would make the decisions and IT was not going to interfere in their packaged implementatio

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1 Jul, 2003

Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part Two

01 July, 2003
Daniel Roth
Best Practices

Every organization should follow a set of guidelines for implementing packaged applications to ensure architectural harmony and avoid numerous problems. Previously I discussed some issues that a client encountered when trying to implement a packaged application.  They were convinced that the business would make the decisions and IT was not going to interfere in their packaged implementation.  Th

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1 Jan, 2003

Business-Focused Data Analysis

01 January, 2003
Larissa Moss
More Data Geekery

Business-focused data analysis activities allow for understanding data and correcting any discrepancies, regardless of systems design or implementation Introduction initiative is the first attempt at bringing business data together from multiple sources in order to make it available across different departments. Organizations that use a traditional system development approach on their data warehou

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1 Oct, 2002

Data Mining

01 October, 2002
Larissa Moss
Data Warehousing

Data mining is a powerful analytical activity that can be used with data warehouses and with operational systems, yielding valuable insights. Introduction Data mining is often confused with "writing lots of reports and queries," when in fact data mining activities do not involve any traditional report writing or querying at all.  Data mining is performed through a specialized tool, which executes

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1 Oct, 2002

Use of Metadata Entities in Abstraction

01 October, 2002
Steve Hoberman
Enterprise Data Modeling

Metadata supports the conditions that uses of abstraction in data modeling, ensuring lasting and scalable data models When I write on abstraction, I like to remind the reader of a very abstract painting I observed in a museum, which consisted of a white dot on a red canvas that represented a city skyline. In my first article in this series, I concluded that abstraction is a tool that lets an artis

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1 Oct, 2002

Data Architecture and Packaged Implementations Part One

01 October, 2002
Daniel Roth
Best Practices

Using package applications without a defined data architecture strategy creates silos of data, making sharing data across applications extremely difficult. Introduction I once worked with a client where the business and IT did not have a peaceful history.  The business made a strategic decision to move to packaged applications.  They were convinced that the business would make the decisions and

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1 Jul, 2002

Physical Data Modeling

01 July, 2002
Daniel Roth
Logical & 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 to a design optimized to run in a particular environment.  Things that must be considered when doing physical modeling include th

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