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Data Modeling for the Business: A Handbook for Aligning the Business with IT using High-Level Data Models by Chris Bradley, Donna Burbank, Steve Hoberman

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Finally, the use of modeling tools as opposed to simple drawing tools can provide benefits in that a series of tasks can be readily automated. Especially within a large organization, it is important to minimize the amount of work done by hand.

There are several areas where automation is important:

·         Generation of physical data structures. Seasoned data modelers will at this point say “oh yes, but what needs to be generated from a HDM?” That’s a fair point, but the HDM should be linked to a LDM and eventually a PDM. If your HDM lives in isolation in a drawing tool, you lose the benefit of being able to integrate the standards you create with your physical data platforms. Since it is these physical data platforms that run the ...

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