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

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CHAPTER 5 Data Modeling and Design

1. Introduction

Data modeling is the process of discovering, analyzing, and scoping data requirements, and then representing and communicating these data requirements in a precise form called the data model. Data modeling is a critical component of data management. The modeling process requires that organizations discover and document how their data fits together. The modeling process itself designs how data fits together (Simsion, 2013). Data models depict and enable an organization to understand its data assets.

There are a number of different schemes used to represent data. The six most commonly used schemes ...

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