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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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An industry data model is a prebuilt data model that captures how an organization in a particular industry works or should work. Industry models are not ‘silver bullets’. That is, they don’t remove the need for data modelers. Data modelers are still needed to interpret and expand the model.

Industry data models are almost exclusively built at a logical level of detail. This means they are all fully-attributed, very detailed, yet still independent of technology. That is, they represent a business solution and not a technical solution. The technical solution would involve techniques to boost performance and improve security for example.

In some cases the logical industry standard model also comes with a HDM. Teradata for example, ...

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