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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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Baseline Data Architecture

Baseline data architecture defines the business information needed to support the business functions that are encompassed in the baseline business model. It essentially contains information on high-level data areas and their classes. Additionally, it identifies the need for data warehouses and data marts. Data architecture is not a data model (entities, relationships, classes, elements, etc.). Data models are best created as part of a departmental project where business requirements are best understood. The data architecture cannot always anticipate all implementation details. In many situations, the data architecture can be compromised in places as long as the rationale behind it is understood and documented. In these ...

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