Posted by: joeyv1333 | April 27, 2012

Conceptual Information Modeling

 These are 4 closely related concepts, which have not been linked or unlinked to my satisfaction.

 

Concept Description/Purpose Primary Domain Links
Conceptual Information Model Requirements/Communication tool.  Ex. Evaluate gaps in COTS. (*whats up with DRM refresh) Enterprise Architecture My Favorite description of why you have one
Canonical Model/Common Information Model Primarily purpose is integration. Data Architecture Wikipedia Definition is fine
Master Data Management/Model Data quality related to integration. Enterprise Application Integration Focus on common/primary data
Conformed Dimensions Analytical Reporting Data Warehousing Building star schemas

 

All of these models should be related; in my experience macro success is only achieved when the Conceptual Model is understood, either formally or informally.   Ideally, from a top-down EA perspective, all models should align with the Conceptual Information Model, which is the business model.

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