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Master Data Management and Data Governance by Larry Dubov, Alex Berson

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CHAPTER 7Master Data Modeling

At this point in our MDM architecture discussion, we are ready to take a closer look at a particularly important and foundational concern of any data management framework—the discipline of data modeling and specific issues related to data modeling in MDM environments.

Importance of Data Modeling

In the corporate world, enterprise data resides mostly in relational databases. Similarly to the cities, towns, villages, housing developments, and individual buildings that require architects to create the structures and then control structural changes, the organization of data requires sound architectural standards and principles. Data modeling is the key part of data architecture that defines the structures in which the ...

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