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Data Modeling Made Simple

Data Modeling Made Simple

A Practical Guide for Business and IT Professionals

  • Author: Steve Hoberman
  • Publisher: Technics Publications
  • ISBN: 0977140067
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
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Read today's business headlines and you will see that many issues stem from people not having the right data at the right time. Data issues don't always make the front page, yet they exist within every organisation. We need to improve how we manage data -- and the most valuable tool for explaining, vaildating and managing data is a data model. This book provides the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modelling concepts and best practices. This book is written in a conversational style that encourages you to read it from start to finish and master these ten objectives: Know when a data model is needed and which type of data model is most effective for each situation; Read a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a book; Build a fully normalised relational data model, as well as an easily navigatable dimensional model; Apply techniques to turn a logical data model into an efficient physical design; Leverage several templates to make requirements gathering more efficient and accurate; Explain all ten categories of the Data Model Scorecard®; Learn strategies to improve your working relationships with others; Appreciate the impact unstructured data has, and will have, on our data modelling deliverables; Learn basic UML concepts; Put data modelling in context with XML, metadata, and agile development.

Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner

Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner

  • Author: Steve Hoberman,George McGeachie
  • Publisher: Technics Publications
  • ISBN: 1634620704
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 532
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Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner will provide the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices, and how to apply these principles with PowerDesigner. You'll build many PowerDesigner data models along the way, increasing your skills first with the fundamentals and later with more advanced feature of PowerDesigner. This book combines real-world experience and best practices to help you master the following ten objectives: This book has ten key objectives for you, the reader: 1. You will know when a data model is needed and which PowerDesigner models are the most appropriate for each situation 2. You will be able to read a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a book 3. You will know when to apply and how to make use of all the key features of PowerDesigner 4. You will be able to build, step-by-step in PowerDesigner, a pyramid of linked data models, including a conceptual data model, a fully normalized relational data model, a physical data model, and an easily navigable dimensional model 5. You will be able to apply techniques such as indexing, transforms, and forward engineering to turn a logical data model into an efficient physical design 6. You will improve data governance and modeling consistency within your organization by leveraging features such as PowerDesigner’s reference models, Glossary, domains, and model comparison and model mapping techniques 7. You will know how to utilize dependencies and traceability links to assess the impact of change 8. You will know how to integrate your PowerDesigner models with externally-managed files, including the import and export of data using Excel and Requirements documents 9. You will know where you can take advantage of the entire PowerDesigner model set, to increase the success rate of corporate-wide initiatives such as business intelligence and enterprise resource planning (ERP) 10. You will understand the key differentiators between PowerDesigner and other data modeling tools you may have used before This book contains seven sections: Section I introduces data modeling, along with its purpose and variations. Section II explains all of the components on a data model including entities, data elements, relationships, and keys. Also included is a discussion of the importance of quality names and definitions for your objects. Section III explains the important role of data modeling tools, the key features required of any data modeling tool, and an introduction to the essential features of PowerDesigner. It also describes how to create and manage data modeling objects in PowerDesigner. Section IV introduces the Data Model Pyramid, then dives into the relational and dimensional subject areas, logical, and physical data models, and describes how PowerDesigner supports these models and the connections between them. Section V guides you through the creation of your own Data Model Pyramid. Section VI focuses on additional PowerDesigner features (some of which have already been introduced) that make life easier for data modelers. Learn how to get information into and out of PowerDesigner, and improve the quality of your data models with a cross-reference of key PowerDesigner features with the Data Model Scorecard®. Section VII discusses PowerDesigner topics beyond data modeling, including the XML physical model and the other types of model available in PowerDesigner.

Data Modeling Made Simple with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8

Data Modeling Made Simple with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8

  • Author: Donna Burbank,Steve Hoberman
  • Publisher: Technics Publications
  • ISBN: 1634620690
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 536
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Data Modeling Made Simple with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 will provide the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices, and how to apply these principles with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8. You’ll build many CA ERwin data models along the way, mastering first the fundamentals and later in the book the more advanced features of CA ERwin Data Modeler. This book combines real-world experience and best practices with down to earth advice, humor, and even cartoons to help you master the following ten objectives: 1. Understand the basics of data modeling and relational theory, and how to apply these skills using CA ERwin Data Modeler 2. Read a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a book 3. Understand the difference between conceptual, logical, and physical models, and how to effectively build these models using CA ERwin’s Data Modelers Design Layer Architecture 4. Apply techniques to turn a logical data model into an efficient physical design and vice-versa through forward and reverse engineering, for both ‘top down’ and bottom-up design 5. Learn how to create reusable domains, naming standards, UDPs, and model templates in CA ERwin Data Modeler to reduce modeling time, improve data quality, and increase enterprise consistency 6. Share data model information with various audiences using model formatting and layout techniques, reporting, and metadata exchange 7. Use the new workspace customization features in CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 to create a workflow suited to your own individual needs 8. Leverage the new Bulk Editing features in CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 for mass metadata updates, as well as import/export with Microsoft Excel 9. Compare and merge model changes using CA ERwin Data Modelers Complete Compare features 10. Optimize the organization and layout of your data models through the use of Subject Areas, Diagrams, Display Themes, and more Section I provides an overview of data modeling: what it is, and why it is needed. The basic features of CA ERwin Data Modeler are introduced with a simple, easy-to-follow example. Section II introduces the basic building blocks of a data model, including entities, relationships, keys, and more. How-to examples using CA ERwin Data Modeler are provided for each of these building blocks, as well as ‘real world’ scenarios for context. Section III covers the creation of reusable standards, and their importance in the organization. From standard data modeling constructs such as domains to CA ERwin-specific features such as UDPs, this section covers step-by-step examples of how to create these standards in CA ERwin Data Modeling, from creation, to template building, to sharing standards with end users through reporting and queries. Section IV discusses conceptual, logical, and physical data models, and provides a comprehensive case study using CA ERwin Data Modeler to show the interrelationships between these models using CA ERwin’s Design Layer Architecture. Real world examples are provided from requirements gathering, to working with business sponsors, to the hands-on nitty-gritty details of building conceptual, logical, and physical data models with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8. From the Foreword by Tom Bilcze, President, CA Technologies Modeling Global User Community: Data Modeling Made Simple with CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 is an excellent resource for the ERwin community. The data modeling community is a diverse collection of data professionals with many perspectives of data modeling and different levels of skill and experience. Steve Hoberman and Donna Burbank guide newbie modelers through the basics of data modeling and CA ERwin r8. Through the liberal use of illustrations, the inexperienced data modeler is graphically walked through the components of data models and how to create them in CA ERwin r8. As an experienced data modeler, Steve and Donna give me a handbook for effectively using the new and enhanced features of this release to bring my art form to life. The book delves into advanced modeling topics and techniques by continuing the liberal use of illustrations. It speaks to the importance of a defined data modeling architecture with soundly modeled data to assist the enterprise in understanding of the value of data. It guides me in applying the finishing touches to my data designs.

Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect

Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect

Adapting to Agile Data Modeling in a Big Data World

  • Author: Steve Hoberman
  • Publisher: Technics Publications
  • ISBN: 1634620941
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 342
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Build a working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices, along with how to apply these principles with ER/Studio. This second edition includes numerous updates and new sections including an overview of ER/Studio’s support for agile development, as well as a description of some of ER/Studio’s newer features for NoSQL, such as MongoDB’s containment structure.

Data Modeling Made Simple

Data Modeling Made Simple

With Embarcadero ER/Studio Data Architect

  • Author: Steve Hoberman
  • Publisher: Technics Publications
  • ISBN: 1935504487
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 268
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Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect will provide the business or IT professional with a practical working knowledge of data modeling concepts and best practices, along with how to apply these principles with ER/Studio. You'll build many ER/Studio data models along the way, applying best practices to master these ten objectives: 1. You will know why a data model is needed and which ER/Studio models are the most appropriate for each situation 2. You will be able to read a data model of any size and complexity with the same confidence as reading a book 3. You will know how to apply all the key features of ER/Studio 4. You will be able to build relational and dimensional conceptual, logical, and physical data models in ER/Studio 5. You will be able to apply techniques such as indexing, transforms, and forward engineering to turn a logical data model into an efficient physical design 6. You will improve data model quality and impact analysis results by leveraging ER/Studio's lineage functionality and compare/merge utility 7. You will achieve enterprise architecture through ER/Studio's repository and portal functionality 8. You will be able to apply ER/Studio's data dictionary features 9. You will learn ways of sharing the data model through reporting and through exporting the model in a variety of formats 10. You will leverage ER/Studio's naming functionality to improve naming consistency This book contains four sections: Section I introduces data modeling and the ER/Studio landscape. Learn why data modeling is so critical to software development and even more importantly, why data modeling is so critical to understanding the business. You will also learn about the ER/Studio environment. By the end of this section, you will have created and saved your first data model in ER/Studio and be ready to start modeling in Section II! Section II explains all of the symbols and text on a data model, including entities, attributes, relationships, domains, and keys. By the time you finish this section, you will be able to 'read' a data model of any size or complexity, and create a complete data model in ER/Studio. Section III explores the three different levels of models: conceptual, logical, and physical. A conceptual data model (CDM) represents a business need within a defined scope. The logical data model (LDM) represents a detailed business solution, capturing the business requirements without complicating the model with implementation concerns such as software and hardware. The physical data model (PDM) represents a detailed technical solution. The PDM is the logical data model compromised often to improve performance or usability. The PDM makes up for deficiencies in our technology. By the end of this section you will be able to create conceptual, logical, and physical data models in ER/Studio.Section IV discusses additional features of ER/Studio. These features include data dictionary, data lineage, automating tasks, repository and portal, exporting and reporting, naming standards, and compare and merge functionality.

Data Modeling for the Business

Data Modeling for the Business

A Handbook for Aligning the Business with IT using High-Level Data Models

  • Author: Steve Hoberman,Donna Burbank,Chris Bradley
  • Publisher: Technics Publications
  • ISBN: 1634620437
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
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Did you ever try getting Businesspeople and IT to agree on the project scope for a new application? Or try getting Marketing and Sales to agree on the target audience? Or try bringing new team members up to speed on the hundreds of tables in your data warehouse — without them dozing off? Whether you are a businessperson or an IT professional, you can be the hero in each of these and hundreds of other scenarios by building a High-Level Data Model. The High-Level Data Model is a simplified view of our complex environment. It can be a powerful communication tool of the key concepts within our application development projects, business intelligence and master data management programs, and all enterprise and industry initiatives. Learn about the High-Level Data Model and master the techniques for building one, including a comprehensive ten-step approach and hands-on exercises to help you practice topics on your own. In this book, we review data modeling basics and explain why the core concepts stored in a high-level data model can have significant business impact on an organization. We explain the technical notation used for a data model and walk through some simple examples of building a high-level data model. We also describe how data models relate to other key initiatives you may have heard of or may be implementing in your organization. This book contains best practices for implementing a high-level data model, along with some easy-to-use templates and guidelines for a step-by-step approach. Each step will be illustrated using many examples based on actual projects we have worked on. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, but the pain points and lessons have been preserved. One example spans an entire chapter and will allow you to practice building a high-level data model from beginning to end, and then compare your results to ours. Building a high-level data model following the ten step approach you’ll read about is a great way to ensure you will retain the new skills you learn in this book. As is the case in many disciplines, using the right tool for the right job is critical to the overall success of your high-level data model implementation. To help you in your tool selection process, there are several chapters dedicated to discussing what to look for in a high-level data modeling tool and a framework for choosing a data modeling tool, in general. This book concludes with a real-world case study that shows how an international energy company successfully used a high-level data model to streamline their information management practices and increase communication throughout the organization—between both businesspeople and IT. Data modeling is one of the under-exploited, and potentially very valuable, business capabilities that are often hidden away in an organization’s Information Technology department. Data Modeling for the Business highlights both the resulting damage to business value, and the opportunities to make things better. As an easy-to follow and comprehensive guide on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of data modeling, it also reminds us that a successful strategy for exploiting IT depends at least as much on the information as the technology. Chris Potts, Corporate IT Strategist and Author of fruITion: Creating the Ultimate Corporate Strategy for Information Technology One of the most critical systems issues is aligning business with IT and fulfilling business needs using data models. The authors of Data Modeling for the Business do a masterful job at simply and clearly describing the art of using data models to communicate with business representatives and meet business needs. The book provides many valuable tools, analogies, and step-by-step methods for effective data modeling and is an important contribution in bridging the much needed connection between data modeling and realizing business requirements. Len Silverston, author of The Data Model Resource Book series

Data Modeling Master Class Training Manual 2nd Edition

Data Modeling Master Class Training Manual 2nd Edition

Steve Hoberman's Best Practices Approach to Understanding and Applying Fundamentals Through Advanced Modeling Techniques

  • Author: Steve Hoberman
  • Publisher: Technics Publications LLC
  • ISBN: 9781935504061
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 512
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This is the 2nd edition of the training manual for the Data Modelling Master Class that Steve Hoberman teaches onsite and through public classes. The Master Class is a complete course on requirements gathering and data modelling, containing four days of practical techniques for producing solid relational and dimensional data models. After learning the styles and steps in gathering and modelling requirements, you will apply a best practices approach to building and validating data models through the Data Model Scorecard(r). You will know not just how to build a data model, but also how to build a data model well. Challenging exercises and workshops will reinforce the material and enable you to apply these techniques in your current projects. By the end of the course, you will know how To: Read a data model of any size and complexity; Validate any data model with the Data Model Scorecard(r); Build relational and dimensional subject area, logical, and physical data models; Use abstraction; Gather requirements; Leverage a series of templates for capturing requirements; Write clear, complete, and correct definitions; Explain the critical factors that must be in place for a successful enterprise data model.

THE DATA MODEL RESOURCE BOOK: UNIVERSAL PATTERNS FOR DATA MODELING

THE DATA MODEL RESOURCE BOOK: UNIVERSAL PATTERNS FOR DATA MODELING

  • Author: Len Silverston,Paul Agnew
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9788126519781
  • Category:
  • Page: 640
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Market_Desc: · Database administrators· Data Modelers and Analysts· Database Designers Special Features: · The author is a widely known and respected authority on data modeling; he will actively promote the book in writing and speaking engagements.· Wiley is the leading publisher of books on databases and data warehousing. About The Book: The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 3, presents a collection of common patterns that can be used to customize existing data models (including those in Volumes 1 and 2) as well as create new data models. Each chapter describes a universal data pattern which is applicable across a wide variety of organizations, and includes several examples of specific implementations. The authors also provide more general guidelines and best practices for implementing these patterns, and in particular how to customize existing models as well as convert models into physical database designs.

Data Modeling Master Class Training Manual

Data Modeling Master Class Training Manual

Steve Hoberman's Best Practices Approach to Understanding and Applying Fundamentals Through Advanced Modeling Techniques

  • Author: Steve Hoberman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781634622110
  • Category:
  • Page: 332
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This is the eighth edition of the training manual for the Data Modeling Master Class that Steve Hoberman teaches onsite and through public classes. This text can be purchased prior to attending the Master Class, the latest course schedule and detailed description can be found on Steve Hoberman's website, stevehoberman.com. The Master Class is a complete data modeling course, containing three days of practical techniques for producing conceptual, logical, and physical relational and dimensional and NoSQL data models. After learning the styles and steps in capturing and modeling requirements, you will apply a best practices approach to building and validating data models through the Data Model Scorecard(R). You will know not just how to build a data model, but how to build a data model well. Three case studies and many exercises reinforce the material and will enable you to apply these techniques in your current projects. Top 5 Objectives Determine how and when to use each data modeling component Apply techniques to elicit data requirements as a prerequisite to building a data model Build relational and dimensional conceptual, logical, and physical data models Incorporate supportability and extensibility features into the data model Assess the quality of a data model.

Data Model Scorecard

Data Model Scorecard

Applying the Industry Standard on Data Model Quality

  • Author: Steve Hoberman
  • Publisher: Technics Publications
  • ISBN: 1634620844
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 202
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Data models are the main medium used to communicate data requirements from business to IT, and within IT from analysts, modelers, and architects, to database designers and developers. Therefore it’s essential to get the data model right. But how do you determine right? That’s where the Data Model Scorecard® comes in. The Data Model Scorecard is a data model quality scoring tool containing ten categories aimed at improving the quality of your organization’s data models. Many of my consulting assignments are dedicated to applying the Data Model Scorecard to my client’s data models – I will show you how to apply the Scorecard in this book. This book, written for people who build, use, or review data models, contains the Data Model Scorecard template and an explanation along with many examples of each of the ten Scorecard categories. There are three sections: In Section I, Data Modeling and the Need for Validation, receive a short data modeling primer in Chapter 1, understand why it is important to get the data model right in Chapter 2, and learn about the Data Model Scorecard in Chapter 3. In Section II, Data Model Scorecard Categories, we will explain each of the ten categories of the Data Model Scorecard. There are ten chapters in this section, each chapter dedicated to a specific Scorecard category: · Chapter 4: Correctness · Chapter 5: Completeness · Chapter 6: Scheme · Chapter 7: Structure · Chapter 8: Abstraction · Chapter 9: Standards · Chapter 10: Readability · Chapter 11: Definitions · Chapter 12: Consistency · Chapter 13: Data In Section III, Validating Data Models, we will prepare for the model review (Chapter 14), cover tips to help during the model review (Chapter 15), and then review a data model based upon an actual project (Chapter 16).