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DAMA-DMBOK: Data Management Body of Knowledge (2nd Edition) by DAMA International

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CHAPTER 4 Data Architecture

1. Introduction

Architecture refers to the art and science of building things (especially habitable structures) and to the results of the process of building – the buildings themselves. In a more general sense, architecture refers to an organized arrangement of component elements intended to optimize the function, performance, feasibility, cost, and aesthetics of an overall structure or system.

The term architecture has been adopted to describe several facets of information systems design. ISO/IEC 42010:2007 Systems and Software Engineering – Architecture Description (2011) defines architecture as “the fundamental ...

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