Data Modeling & Architecture

ER/Studio Enterprise Team edition - Future of Data Modeling is here! ER/Studio Enterprise Team edition provides the fastest, easiest, and most collaborative way for data management professionals to build and maintain enterprise-scale data models and metadata repositories. Built-in facilities automate routine modeling tasks so users can analyze and optimize database and data warehouse designs faster than ever. Model change management provides the ability to create and track tasks associated with data models in order to enable data architects to ensure their model...
The Hidden Elephant in 'Big Data' Modeling - by Len Silverston The Elephant “We must understand the data and therefore continue to develop data models, even in this 'Big Data' era." exclaimed the data warehouse lead. "You traditional guys! We are in a new age and we have new technologies and tools that allow us to immediately store tremendous amounts of data and use it, without the ridiculous long and expensive cycles of data modeling and design. Wake up and start living in our new world!" said the data scientist. "If you use the data without first unders...
How Do You Collaborate on Enterprise Data? As enterprise data environments become more complex, the need for full understanding of what the data means becomes more apparent. When you’re trying to integrate data from different sources, you have to ensure that information doesn’t get tagged incorrectly, or it may be lost to the business users that needed it. How is your business ensuring that it understands how to interpret corporate data? Are you sure that your business users and your data professionals agree on what specific terms reall...
Are Your Data Models Agile or Fragile: Sprints Last month I developed a whitepaper and a webinar on data modeling in an Agile environment.  These works focused on what we as data modelers can do to ensure that data models (and therefore data modelers) continue to be valued on IT projects.  This blog series touches on the key takeaways from these works.   Webinar: http://forms.embarcadero.com/Agile-or-Fragile Whitepaper: http://forms.embarcadero.com/Agile-or-Fragile-WP   Sprints   In the SCRUM methodo...
Are Your Data Models Agile or Fragile: Documentation   Last month I developed a whitepaper and a webinar on data modeling in an Agile environment.  These works focused on what we as data modelers can do to ensure that data models (and therefore data modelers) continue to be valued on IT projecs.  This blog series touches on the key takeaways from these works.   Webinar: http://forms.embarcadero.com/Agile-or-Fragile Whitepaper: http://forms.embarcadero.com/Agile-or-Fragile-WP   Documentation   The A...