Chapter 15.1

The System of Record


At the heart of all data processing is the need to believe the data on which one is operating. There is no point to doing data processing if you can’t believe the data that are being operated on. Central to the success of believability of data is the concept known as the “system of record.” The system of record is the place where the one and only believable version of data resides. The system of record must be carefully constructed and protected.


System of record; Cycle of awareness; End state architecture; Data lake; Data mart; Data warehouse; Flow of data; Auditing; Text

End users throughout time have gone through a predictable cycle when it comes to the awareness of the end user to the ...

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