Developing a Data Architecture
IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding what a data architecture is
Identifying key characteristics of a data architecture
Understanding the architectural layers
Defining key technologies for a data architecture
Building a modern data architecture
Building a data architecture is similar to what happens when a traditional architect designs a home or a building: First create a blueprint that aligns with the short- and long-term objectives of an organization, and then make sure that the blueprint becomes a reality.
A general view is that a data architecture defines a standard set of products and tools that an organization uses to manage data. But it’s much more than that. Any truly effective data architecture must take into account the unique cultural and contextual requirements of an organization, like the company size, setup, and line of business as well as potential technical, legal, security, or other constraints. In addition, a data architecture ...