Chapter 1. Introduction

“They are one people and have one language, and nothing will be withheld from them which they purpose to do.”

Genesis 11:6

In This Chapter:

Chapter 1 illustrates why the modeling of information is critical for meeting today’s software engineering challenges—particularly when the organization is focused on mobile applications, cloud deployments, and big data analytics. We also introduce the case study that will be used throughout this book to illustrate the value, approach, and best practices for maintaining a common information model.

The Agile and Open World

In today’s world of agile development, NoSQL databases, and throwaway applications, it is easy to believe that data modeling is no longer relevant. Agile approaches ...

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