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DEFINITION: Also see: Unified Modeling Language (UML).Data modeling is the analysis of data objects that are used in a business or other context and the identification of the relationships among these data objects. Data modeling is a first step in doing object-oriented programming. As a result of data modeling, you can then define the classes that provide the templates for program objects.A simple approach  … 
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Sybase IQ Powers Predictive Analytics
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: Sybase IQ is a market-leading analytics server which enables organizations to perform deep analysis of massive amounts of data, accessed by multiple users requiring answers in real time.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Sybase, an SAP company

IBM InfoSphere DataStage Performance and Scalability Benchmark White Paper 
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights the performance and scalability potential of InfoSphere DataStage 8.1 based on a benchmark test simulating a data warehouse scenario. The benchmark is designed to use the profiled situation to provide insight about how InfoSphere DataStage addresses customers' key FAQs when designing their information integration architecture.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

IBM

Help Alleviate Batch Windows with Reliable, Timely Data Delivery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the business issues that drive organizations to consider a real-time change data capture solution to optimize ETL processes. This helps alleviate batch windows to enable the delivery of timely, trusted information to the business.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

IBM

Information-led Transformation Planning, Modeling and Building New Intelligence Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses: What is an industry model? What is the value of industry models? Considerations for building or buying data models IBM Industry Models—business and technical blueprints Reducing time to value with IBM Industry Models
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

IBM

The Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Modeling
sponsored by CA ERwin from CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Without a clear understanding of the meaning and rules around this data, business decisions can be negatively affected. Data modeling is a time-proven method for understanding data, its interrelationships and its rules. Data management professionals have long understood the value of data modeling.
Posted: 19 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

CA ERwin from CA Technologies

Ten Things to Avoid in a Data Model
sponsored by CA ERwin from CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The construction of a data model is one of the more difficult tasks of software engineering and is often pivotal to the success or failure of a project. Many factors determine the effectiveness of a data model. In this white paper, industry expert Michael Blaha covers the Top 10 pitfalls to avoid — from both the strategy and detail perspective.
Posted: 19 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Aug 2010

CA ERwin from CA Technologies

ERwin® in the Cloud: How Data Modeling Supports Database as a Service (DaaS) Implementations
sponsored by CA ERwin from CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Data Modeling supports cloud computing since interaction among the Cloud Service Provider, Cloud Administration and Customer needs to include a well thought out data architecture before a DBMS designed offering in cloud computing is deployed. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

CA ERwin from CA Technologies

Accelerating Application Deployment with InfoSphere Foundation Tools
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Despite criticism of application development methodology over the years, some fundamental problems haven’t been addressed successfully. This paper examines a new direction supported by the IBM InfoSphere Foundation Tools. These tools provide a coordinated approach well-suited to the special needs of contemporary information-centric development.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 13 Aug 2010

IBM

Get Analytics Right from the Start
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: Whether or not analytics should become an integral part of an organization’s planning and decision-making seems to be beyond question However, at what level, for what purpose and how to go about deploying analytics are questions that each organization needs to answer for itself. These questions are the focus of this paper.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 05 Aug 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Combining Data Profiling and Data Modeling for Better Data Quality
sponsored by CA ERwin®
WHITE PAPER: The combination of data profiling and data modeling is crucial for maintaining the quality of the information that drives your business decisions. Read this paper for more information about solutions that increase the quality fo your critical data assets, increase TCO, and enable consistent visibility into existing and legacy database environments.
Posted: 08 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

CA ERwin®

The Benefits of Data Modeling in Business Intelligence
sponsored by CA ERwin from CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Through data modeling of BI systems, we can meet many of today’s data challenges. Through logical and physical modeling of business intelligence systems, we can enable the delivery of the correct business information to business users. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 08 Jun 2010 | Published: 30 Oct 2009

CA ERwin from CA Technologies

Driving Strategic Planning with Predictive Modeling
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncertainty makes strategic planning complex. Removing uncertainty can create unlimited business value. There are solutions to help organizations overcome uncertainty and achieve results. Read this white paper to learn how to drive strategic planning with predictive modeling.
Posted: 18 May 2010 | Published: 18 Jul 2008

Oracle Corporation

Top 10 Data Mining Mistakes
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In the following paper, we briefly describe, and illustrate from examples, what we believe are the “Top 10” mistakes of data mining, in terms of frequency and seriousness. Most are basic, though a few are subtle. All have, when undetected, left analysts worse off than if they’d never looked at their data.
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

SAS

Fast-Tracking Data Warehousing & BI Projects via Intelligent Data Modeling
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: At the core of any BI should be the ability to align business needs with the data infrastructure supporting them. This is almost impossible to do without a data model. Yet many BI implementers do not understand the need for these design components. This paper will examine the major benefits that data models have on BI environments.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

Explore Your Business at the Speed of Thought
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the problems of bringing BI to everyone in the enterprise without heavily relying on IT, and presents a solution for this very problem. Read on to learn how SAP® BusinessObjects™ Explorer solution will solve your BI visibility problems.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Advance Your Data Management: Reduce Cost and Risk through the effective and efficient Management of Master Data
sponsored by Atos Origin
WHITE PAPER: Effective and efficient management of master data within the manufacturing sector is a key factor in reducing TCO, providing accurate global spend analysis and improved reporting and decision making. Implementing SAP's Master Data Management solution into an organization enables the backbone of a complete data governance model to be established.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 04 Nov 2009

Atos Origin

How to write a RFP for Master Data Management: 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid
sponsored by Siperian, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Critical master data management (MDM) functionality can be easily overlooked when request for proposals (RFPs) are narrowly focused on a single business data type. Ensure success by avoiding 10 costly mistakes when writing your RFP.
Posted: 16 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Siperian, Inc.

Competitive Analysis of Market Leaders in Data Modeling: PowerDesigner, ERwin and ER/Studio
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn all the factors you need to consider when choosing a data modeling tool. You will learn about the different model types and how each tool measures up to the demanding needs of your company today and in the future. This paper will lay out all the information you need to make a clear decision on data modeling today.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

IBM Information Server FastTrack
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how IBM's Information Server FastTrack accelerates the translation of business requirements into data integration projects. Data integration projects require collaboration across analysts, data modelers and developers.
Posted: 13 Aug 2008 | Published: 13 Aug 2008

IBM

Noetix: Getting Analytics to Business Users in an Oracle Applications Environment
sponsored by Noetix Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This IDC Vendor Profile highlights the solution offerings and market strategy of Noetix, a business intelligence software vendor.
Posted: 20 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2007

Noetix Corporation

Business-Model-Driven Data Warehousing: Keeping Data Warehouses Connected to Your Business
sponsored by Kalido
WHITE PAPER: This paper analyzes the issues of conventional data warehouse design process and explains how this practice can be improved using a business-model-driven process in support of effective Business Intelligence.
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Kalido

Best Practices in Data Management
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: The key enterprise risk management (ERM) issue for many financial institutions is to get enriched data in a single place in order to report on it. Learn best practices for data management that are critical for ERM.
Posted: 06 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAS

Questions and Answers on Data Center Cooling Issues
sponsored by Upsite Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uneven cooling is a very common problem that is likely to get much worse as server-farm power consumption rises due to increased rack heights, more equipment within racks, and increasing equipment power consumption.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Upsite Technologies, Inc.

Oracle Business Intelligence Standard One Edition
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One, a powerful, integrated and comprehensive business intelligence system. Learn how to provide business insight, value, and ease of use for both, end users and administrators.
Posted: 04 Dec 2007 | Published: 03 Dec 2007

Oracle Corporation

Relational Modeling with UML
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the basic concepts behind relational modeling, how it applies to databases and how it is implemented using UML.
Posted: 20 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2003

IBM Software Group
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DATA MODELING DEFINITION (continued): …  to creating a data model that allows you to visualize the model is to draw a square (or any other symbol) to represent each individual data item that you know about (for example, a product or a product price) and then to express relationships between each of these data items with words such as "is part of" or "is used by" or "uses" and so forth. From such a total description, you can create a set of classes and subclasses that define all the general relationships. These then become the templates for objects that, when executed as a program, handle the variables of new transactions and other … 
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