Data Modeling & Architecture

The Evolution of Data Modeling - by Ron Huizenga When we review the evolution of new data architecture and development methodologies, along with the corresponding changes in corporate culture, we can see that there have been numerous approaches over the years. In the earlier days of traditional / waterfall processes for data modeling, there was a more rigid organizational structure with data modelers, programmers, and system analysts. Agile methodologies emerged in an attempt to address the shortcomings of traditional practices. The focus chan...
The Challenge of Master Data Modeling - by David Loshin I had a recent email exchange in which a customer was looking for guidance in developing data models for master data entities used across multiple business functions and domains. One of the motivating factors was the desire for evolving a “golden record” (a term that makes me bristle each time I hear it, by the way) for each master entity type – a golden customer record, a golden product record, etc. I expressed my concern about two things: attempting to create a model intended to represent a s...
Comprehensive Data Security Requires Metadata - by Rob Loranger Anthem Inc. – 80,000,000 records stolen; Sony Pictures – 100 terabytes of data stolen; JP Morgan Chase – 70,000,000 records stolen; and EBay – 145,000,000 records stolen. This short list is the “tip of the iceberg” of organizations across all industries that have had significant amounts of their customer, employee, and other important organization data stolen. With the increased reliance of digital information by organizations and their customers, these trends will likely continue and be fueled ...
ER/Studio MetaWizard Does The Magic! Often times you would hear about moving objects from one Data Modeling platform to another for various reasons. Embarcadero's Meta-Wizard enables users of ER/Studio to achieve this Magic! Here is a sample Video showcasing a simple Export to IBM Cognos Framework Manager from ER/Studio. Also here is another video that showcases The Diagram view of the Logical and Physical Models being successfully imported. That's the power of Embarcadero's MetaWizard. Check out a Trial today at http://ww...
Embrace the Future of Data Architecture: Make the Switch to ER/Studio Sometimes you need to face the inevitable: the tool selected years ago is not the one you need for the future. Have you been struggling with complicated modeling tasks or outdated tools? Are your data models getting too big to handle? We’ve heard from a lot of customers recently who have been frustrated with their old data modeling tools, for multiple reasons such as: Lack of functionality Lack of support Lack of a future roadmap Embarcadero is committed to enabling our users to adapt to...