In my September 2001 column, I offered that data architecture was an orderly arrangement of parts to do four things: organize, store, access and move data. In this column, I want to look at this subject from a different perspective: the vantage point of the systems development life cycle (SDLC).
This exercise is important because people too rarely think comprehensively about the data-focused deliverables that a data architect needs to worry about. The documentation and activities are diverse and scattered, and few people bring them together and think about them as a set. Generally, a team's perspective is application-oriented; and unless we think more systematically, data architecture thinking risks becoming ad hoc and uncoordinated.
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