Chapter 6: The Importance of Data Architecture in a Client/Server Environment

Gary Lord

CLIENT/SERVER TECHNOLOGY CAN BE THOUGHT OF AS A TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE that is a mix of personal computers and midrange systems with middleware connecting them so that they work together to perform a process. Within this environment, the distribution of data is just as important to a successful implementation as is the distribution of processes.

The concepts of data architecture and technical architecture are defined as follows:

  • The data architecture depicts the distribution and access mechanisms associated with data for one or more applications. It defines the standards and procedures needed to create consistent, accurate, complete, and timely data. It ...

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