How does a data architecture impact decision support capabilities?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.COM

A data architecture is important, but sometimes the task of creating a formal architecture document seems either too difficult and complex and hence impossible or too simple and even simplistic and hence unnecessary. According to The Open Group Architecture Framework (2006), a database architecture is "the logical view of the data models, data standards, and data structure. It includes a definition of the physical databases for the information system, their performance requirements, and their geographical distribution."

Rick Sherman (2015) explains that "a data architecture defines the data along with the schemas, integration, transformations, storage, and workflow required to enable the analytical requirements of the information architecture."


Sherman, R., "Data – Spreads like Kudzu, but Smells like a Rose," March 30, 2015 at URL

The Open Group, "TOGAF™ -- The Open Group Architecture Framework, " 2006, at URL .

Last update: 2015-03-31 05:40
Author: Daniel Power

Print this record Print this record
Show this as PDF file Show this as PDF file

Please rate this entry:

Average rating: 0 from 5 (0 Votes )

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You cannot comment on this entry

DSS Home |  About Us |  Contact Us |  Site Index |  Subscribe | What's New
Please Tell Your Friends about DSSResources.COMCopyright © 1995-2015 by D. J. Power (see his home page).
DSSResources.COMsm is maintained by Daniel J. Power. Please contact him at with questions. See disclaimer and privacy statement.


powered by phpMyFAQ 1.5.3