I have a question --- do we need a logical data model for a conversion? Here are my thoughts. I believe the answer is yes if the conversion has any of the following characteristics: The target application is created in-house. This application will more than likely be enhanced in the
In the last post we looked at the use case for master data in which the consuming application expected a single unique representative record for each unique entity. This would be valuable in situations for batch accesses like SQL queries where aggregates are associated with one and only one entity record.
Data. It's everywhere. It can reside in many places through replication, accessibility needs or infrastructure costs. For reporting, that same data can be structurally changed (denormalized or aggregated) into additional reporting and analytic data repositories. Over time, new sources of enrichment of that data become available through traditional data sources
In my previous post I explained that even if your organization does not have anyone with data steward as their official job title, data stewardship plays a crucial role in data governance and data quality. Let’s assume that this has inspired you to formally make data steward an official job title. How
Last time I suggested that there are some typical use cases for master data, and this week we will examine the desire for accessibility to a presumed “golden” record that represents “the single source of truth” for a specific entity. I put both of those terms in quotes because I