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The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight by Martin Oberhofer, Eberhard Hechler, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koenig, Michael Schroeck, Steve Lockwood

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Chapter 4. Enterprise Information Architecture: A Conceptual and Logical View

In this chapter, we introduce the EIA Reference Architecture on the Conceptual as well as on the first Logical Layer. Both represent well-defined layers describing the EAI Reference Architecture as outlined in Chapter 2 beginning from the top. The conceptual and logical layers are the first elements for a solution design with the latter fleshing out the former.

For the Conceptual Layer, we first outline the necessary capabilities for the EIA Reference Architecture in the context of the architecture terms and the Enterprise Information Model previously introduced. An Architecture Overview Diagram (AOD) shows the various required capabilities in a consistent, conceptual ...

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