Enterprise Data Model

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What Does Enterprise Data Model Mean?

An enterprise data model is a type of data model that presents a view of all data consumed across the organization.

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It provides an integrated yet broad overview of the enterprise’s data, regardless of the data management technology used.

Techopedia Explains Enterprise Data Model

An enterprise data model is primarily used as an architectural framework for designing and maintaining databases. It is generally the first data model in the design and development of a database or data management solution. It is particularly important for scenarios where the use of data-integration-based processes are high, such as in data warehouses and operational data stores. It is generally presented in a graphical format. It also aids in developing other database components such as XML schemas, entity relationship diagrams and data dictionaries.

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