A solid understanding of data modeling best practices can help ensure data-driven enterprises get maximum value from their data modeling projects.
Data modeling is an important technique that helps data-driven businesses cope with the challenges of managing data resources effectively.
When it is performed efficiently, data modeling can provide tangible business benefits by allowing organizations to handle big data assets productively.
Data modeling is used extensively in database creation and to provide the foundation for data governance initiatives. The quality of the data models used in various activities has an enormous impact on the end product. Poorly constructed models will not help accomplish the goals for which they were developed.
Good data models share several characteristics that set them apart from those that provide less value to their creators. Ensuring that your data models conform to a set of standards will go a long way toward developing useful artifacts that further enterprise business goals.
Following are the top 8 data modeling best practices that go into creating good data models …
Approaching data modeling with these factors in mind will result in more effective models that add value to data-driven businesses.
IDERA offers a suite of data modeling tools that can be used to efficiently create conceptual, logical, and physical data models. The various flavors of ER/Studio address different data modeling and business requirements as indicated below.
Business Architect facilitates the creation of conceptual and business process models. The tool can be used to:
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Data Architect can be used to perform many data modeling activities including:
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Enterprise Team Edition is a tool designed to foster team collaboration when:
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Organizations that implement data modeling best practices supplemented by these tools are well-prepared to extract the maximum value from their data resources. In today’s data-centric market, effective data modeling can be one of the deciding factors in the success or failure of a business.
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