Data Modeling for Multi-Platform Environments

ER/Studio Data Architect

  • Create effective data 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 for data modeling professionals to document, understand, and publish information about data models and databases so they can be better harnessed to support business objectives.

Reduce Redundancy

Import and reverse-engineer content from multiple data sources and platforms into logical and physical data models, and integrate the elements into reusable constructs with an enterprise data dictionary. Document existing relational and NoSQL 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 data 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 provide links between instances of the same concept across models and databases to enhance traceability even further, and data lineage shows the connections between databases, models, metadata, and data sources for traceability. Organizations can obtain a clear understanding of where their data originated, where it is used, and what the data actually means.

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.