Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality

Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality

by Charles Tupper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123851262

ISBN-13: 9780123851260

Pub. Date: 04/06/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality provides an introduction to the basic principles of data architecture, focusing on the development and implementation of enterprise-level information architecture.
The book is organized into five sections. Section 1 discusses the data architecture and data design principles needed to reintroduce architecture into the

Overview

Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality provides an introduction to the basic principles of data architecture, focusing on the development and implementation of enterprise-level information architecture.
The book is organized into five sections. Section 1 discusses the data architecture and data design principles needed to reintroduce architecture into the business and software development process. Section 2 deals with the business and organizational issues of modern businesses and how structured and architected approaches may help them remain flexible and responsive. Section 3 focuses on the software-application development process, defining tools, techniques, and methods that ensure repeatable results. Section 4 discusses the artifact results of the process and the ways to make output products more efficient in real-world environments. Section 5 covers specialty databases and the various issues that arise in the business data processing environment, including data warehousing, objects and objects relational databases, and distributed databases.
This book was written for people in business management involved with corporate data issues and information technology decisions. It is also a reference tool for those in a higher-level education process involved in data or information technology management.

    • Presents fundamental concepts of enterprise architecture with definitions and real-world applications and scenarios
    • Teaches data managers and planners about the challenges of building a data architecture roadmap, structuring the right team, and building a long term set of solutions
    • Includes the detail needed to illustrate how the fundamental principles are used in current business practice

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780123851260
    Publisher:
    Elsevier Science
    Publication date:
    04/06/2011
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    448
    Sales rank:
    1,207,409
    Product dimensions:
    7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface

    Foreword

    Section One: The Principles

    1: Understanding Architectural Principles

    2: Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Methodologies

    3. Enterprise Level Data Architecture Practices

    4: Understanding Development Methodologies

    Section Two: The Problem

    5: Business Evolution

    6 Business Organizations

    7. Productivity inside the Data Organization

    8. Solutions That Cause Problems

    Section Three: The Process

    9. Data Organization Practices

    10. Models and Model Repositories

    11. Model Constructs and Model Types

    12. Time as a Dimension of the Database

    13. Concepts of Clustering, Indexing and Structures

    Section Four: The Product

    14. Basic Requirements for Physical Design

    15. Physical Database Considerations

    16. Interpretation of Models

    Section Five: Specialized Databases

    17. Data Warehouses I

    18. Data Warehouses II

    19. Dimensional Warehouses from Enterprise Models

    20. The Enterprise Data Warehouse

    21. Object and Object/Relational Databases:

    22. Distributed Databases

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