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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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The purpose of the model from Step 1 aids in determining the type of model to build in Step 4. The HDM needs to be one of four different variations, as shown in Table 8.4.

Table 8.4 Determining Type of Model

 

Relational

Dimensional

Business

Choose when capturing how the business works and there is a need to understand a business area, design an enterprise data model, or start a new development effort.

Choose when capturing how the business is monitored and there is a need to visually capture how the business is going to play with numbers. That is, view metrics at different levels of granularity, such as by Month and Year.

Application

Choose when capturing how an application works and there is a need to understand ...

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