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DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing by Genia Neushloss, Derek Strauss, W.H. Inmon

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Chapter 8 Data models and DW 2.0

The world of DW 2.0 is a complex one. There are many aspects and many facets. It is very easy to become entwined in details and quickly lose your direction. It is important to keep one’s perspective when dealing with DW 2.0.

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FIGURE 8.1 A data model serves as an intellectual road map.

AN INTELLECTUAL ROAD MAP

To that end, an essential part of DW 2.0 is the data model. The data model acts—in many ways—as an intellectual road map to the many parts of DW 2.0. Figure 8.1 shows the role of the data model in DW 2.0. ...

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