Data modeling tools and techniques

  • February 21, 2008 21 Feb'08


    If you are thinking that bolt-ons may be the solution for after-the-fact requirements or requirements changes, reading this article may change your mind.

  • January 10, 2008 10 Jan'08

    Building a business case for data modeling

    A business case for data modeling requires using the levers of better data quality, improved applications and reduced data management costs.

  • December 20, 2007 20 Dec'07

    How long should the data model take?

    There are several approaches for data modeling to ensure that the length of time spent in model development is appropriate for the organization.

  • November 29, 2007 29 Nov'07

    Solving the data modeling conundrum

    What can you do to prevent a time-consuming data model build?

  • November 15, 2007 15 Nov'07

    Speed of business and IT

    Why does the IT department seem to always lag behind the businessman?

  • November 08, 2007 08 Nov'07

    Embarcadero unveils support for Universal Data Models

    Data modeling expert Len Silverston discusses Embarcadero's support for Universal Data Models and offers some data modeling words of wisdom.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    Static data / temporal data

    By separating semantically static data from semantically temporal data, database design could easily withstand the periodic change of business requirements.

  • September 13, 2007 13 Sep'07

    The definition paradox

    If a decision support system developer creates a narrow and strict definition of data, then the future analytical capabilities of the data are limited.

  • August 02, 2007 02 Aug'07

    The value of physical data

    Data undergoes a fundamental transformation as it passes from one part of the Corporate Information Factory to another.

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    When are star schemas OK in a data warehouse?

    Because of their brittleness, star schemas typically do not make a good foundation for a data warehouse, but there are exceptions to this rule.

  • June 14, 2007 14 Jun'07

    Peeling the unstructured data onion

    Most industry estimates say that there is 4 to 5 times more unstructured data in the corporation than structured data. How can you find the business-relevant data within this unstructured data?

  • August 10, 2006 10 Aug'06

    Data modeling and unstructured data

    The data model has long been recognized as one of the essentials in the structured environment, but do we need a data model for the unstructured environment as well?

  • June 15, 2006 15 Jun'06

    Bridging the gap

    This article presents two approaches for uncovering the valuable information and opportunity often buried in the unstructured data of a corporation.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    XML standards for insurance organizations

    This is the final article in a series that explores the issues around using XML to develop data standards in the insurance arena. This series addresses how to design XML messages for standards purposes.

  • May 16, 2006 16 May'06

    John Zachman: Zachman Framework 101

    The Data Management Association (DAMA) symposium in Denver a few weeks ago featured a new set of sessions on the Zachman Framework, an "enterprise architecture framework" developed by John Zachman that helps companies develop "descriptive ...