- Create effective models to build a business-driven data architecture
- Document and enhance existing databases to reduce redundancy
- Implement naming standards to improve data consistency and quality
- Effectively share and communicate models across the enterprise
- Map data sources and trace origins to enhance data lineage
Build a Business-driven Data Architecture
Data architects need to ensure that everyone in the organization understands what the data is and can explain it in business terms. Data Architect provides an easy-to-use visual interface to document, understand, and publish information about data models and databases so they can be better harnessed to support business objectives.
Import and reverse-engineer content from multiple data sources and integrate the elements into reusable constructs with an enterprise data dictionary. Document existing databases to allow reuse of common data elements and structures, for better support of business objectives.
Improve Data Consistency and Quality
Assign a naming standards template to your model, submodel, entities, and attributes. Those naming standards will be applied automatically between the logical and physical models, simplifying the modeling process and ensuring consistency between models. Track model changes associated with agile workflows.
Share and Communicate Across the Enterprise
The multi-level design layers in ER/Studio Data Architect allow for the accurate visualization of data, which promotes communication between business and technical users. Manage model version control and share data assets in the repository. Create and track tasks and view changes to data models aligned to agile workflows.
Enhance Data Lineage
Universal mappings and data lineage provide the connections between models and data sources for traceability. With a clear understanding of where data originated and where it is used, organizations can be assured that they know what their data actually means and how it can best be utilized.
ER/Studio Data Architect is available in two editions: The standard ER/Studio Data Architect edition is the feature-rich tool with extensive data modeling capabilities across multiple platforms, along with import bridges for other common modeling tools. The ER/Studio Data Architect Professional edition also includes the model repository for version control and agile change management.