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Data Integration Blueprint and Modeling: Techniques for a Scalable and Sustainable Architecture by Anthony David Giordano

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Appendix B. Data Integration Guiding Principles

This appendix contains the guiding principles of data integration that were referenced throughout the book.

Write Once, Read Many

There is a reason why source system owners are so cranky. It is often the result of requests for multiple extracts from their source systems for the same data. One of the major issues in terms of cost and maintenance data integration is the number of uncontrolled, undocumented, and duplicative data integration extraction routines for the same data. The goal is to have one data integration component per source type (flat file, relational, etc.).

Grab Everything

When developing extract requirements, it is easy to focus on only extracting the fields needed for the intended ...

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