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UML for Mere Mortals® by Eric J. Naiburg, Robert A. Maksimchuk

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UML for Database Design?

Yes, database design can be accomplished using the UML. The UML itself was originally created with an understanding of traditional database modeling. The UML's creators indicate that they consider UML to be a superset of database design methods. Formalized modeling of databases has been widely accepted for years, while application modeling in general is still not as widely followed formally by organizations. It is often thought of as an activity only done formally when describing complicated application architectures. The creators of the UML were able to leverage work that had been done in the past to create the database design standards and that had wide acceptance by the industry to help them drive their creation of ...

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