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Master Data Management by David Loshin

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Chapter 8. Data Modeling for MDM

8.1. Introduction

In Chapter 2, we looked at collecting business data requirements, and in Chapter 6 and Chapter 7, we looked at the documentation and annotation of metadata for proposed master data objects and existing replicas of master data objects. But a core issue for MDM is the ability to capture, consolidate, and then deliver the master representation for each uniquely identifiable entity. At this point, assume that the MDM team has successfully traversed the critical initial stages of the master data management program—most important, clarifying the business need, assessing the information architectures, and profiling available data sets to identify candidate sources for materializing the master data asset. ...

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