Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality

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Elsevier, May 9, 2011 - Computers - 448 pages
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Data Architecture: From Zen to Reality explains the principles underlying data architecture, how data evolves with organizations, and the challenges organizations face in structuring and managing their data. Using a holistic approach to the field of data architecture, the book describes proven methods and technologies to solve the complex issues dealing with data. It covers the various applied areas of data, including data modelling and data model management, data quality, data governance, enterprise information management, database design, data warehousing, and warehouse design. This text is a core resource for anyone customizing or aligning data management systems, taking the Zen-like idea of data architecture to an attainable reality.

The book presents fundamental concepts of enterprise architecture with definitions and real-world applications and scenarios. It teaches data managers and planners about the challenges of building a data architecture roadmap, structuring the right team, and building a long term set of solutions. It includes the detail needed to illustrate how the fundamental principles are used in current business practice. The book is divided into five sections, one of which addresses the software-application development process, defining tools, techniques, and methods that ensure repeatable results.

Data Architecture is intended for people in business management involved with corporate data issues and information technology decisions, ranging from data architects to IT consultants, IT auditors, and data administrators. It is also an ideal reference tool for those in a higher-level education process involved in data or information technology management.

    • Presents fundamental concepts of enterprise architecture with definitions and real-world applications and scenarios
    • Teaches data managers and planners about the challenges of building a data architecture roadmap, structuring the right team, and building a long term set of solutions
    • Includes the detail needed to illustrate how the fundamental principles are used in current business practice
     

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    Terribad and Badderific
    It is astounding to me that someone is able to write so many words but actually has nothing to say. This book is a complete waste of money and time. It is so high level to the
    point of being useless. The book conveys the obvious as though they were valuable eureka moments. The passages are extremely bombastic. The book could easily be condensed to half the size if it was written more plainly and direct. But that still wouldn't improve the quality of the book because the content is bad. 

    Contents

    SECTION 2 THE PROBLEM
    93
    SECTION 3 THE PROCESS
    173
    SECTION 4 THE PRODUCT
    239
    SECTION 5 SPECIALIZED DATABASES
    307
    Index
    401
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