Unlike the simplistic models used in individual applications, a real enterprise has very complicated data architecture. Most of the data will be held in large legacy or package systems, for which the details of data structure may be unknown. Other data will be held in spreadsheets and personal databases (such as Microsoft Access), and may be invisible to the IT department or senior business data administrators. Some key data may reside in external systems maintained by service providers or business partners. As you explore your own complex data architecture, you will come to accept two realities:
We believe it is important to create powerful, simple, and effective models of the data structure from an enterprise viewpoint -- a set of models known as the "EnDaArch". Call our representative to know more about our data architecture and warehousing solutions.