Data Modeling for Information Professionals

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Explains to members of a project team creating an information system, especially a computerized system, how to structure data. Discusses such aspects as what data models are, what makes them successful and fail, the components of an enterprise data model, domains, predicates, entities, classes, relationships, and attributes. The CD-ROM contains two full-function CASE repositories developed during the redesign of a travel tour company. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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“A powerful, yet easy-to-use resource for training people in data modeling principles. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to develop data modeling competence.” Clive Finkelstein, Information Engineering Services, ies.aust/~ieinfo.

“An outstanding vehicle for learning the mysteries of data/object modeling.” David Hay, President, Essential Strategies, Inc., essentialstrategies, author of Data Model Patterns,

The most fun you can have learning data modeling!

No matter what role you play in managing information, you need an in-depth understanding of how to structure data. Data Modeling for Information Professionals gives you what you need — painlessly! Based on an interactive course that's been earning raves for years, it's the informal, friendly, real-world introduction to data modeling.


* Discover what data models are, what makes them successful, and what makes them fail.
* Walk through every component of an enterprise data model.
* Understand domains, predicates, entities, classes, relationships, attributes, and more.
* Learn from enterprise case studies and extensive nontrivial examples.
* Great for data administrators, analysts, SMEs, DBAs, and project managers!

Comprehensive, insightful, and entertaining, Data Modeling for Information Professionals is the easy way to learn the data modeling techniques you can't afford not to know!

REPOSITORY ON CD-ROM

The many illustrations in this book expand and link when you launch the free data model using the included SILVERRUN CASE tool. Export this royalty-free model to jump start your own work and to practice using your own CASE tool. Or build your model u sing SILVERRUN, a leading tool for multiplatform, enterprise-capable business modeling.

About the Author:

BOB SCHMIDT has sixteen years' experience in IS™ as a consultant for Arthur Andersen & Co. and Ernst & Young, as a successful entrepreneur developing advanced interactive data modeling education, and as an award-winning lecturer for DAMA, ODTUG, and DECUS. His mission is “to quickly and accurately design and implement large-scale business systems for economic wallop.”

DAVID WARREN holds a Ph.D. in nineteenth century British Literature and has extensive expertise in hypertext and multimedia instruction. He has contributed greatly to the fun and readability of this book.

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