Essential Strategies, Inc.'s strongest area is that of entity/relationship or data modeling. We have had many years experience and have built an international reputation as experts in the field. These articles provide various kinds of insights into data modeling.


Examples

Modeling Baseball Cards: A Case Study

        • DAMA International Symposium, 2005
        • Oracle Development Tools User Group Conference, 2005
        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 33 (July, 2005).

Semantics and Ontologies

Data Modeling, RDF and OWL (Part One: An Introduction to Ontologies)

        • Oracle Development Tools User Group Conference 2006
        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 36 (April, 2006).

Data Model Patterns

Advanced Data Model Patterns

        • Oracle Development Tools User Group Conference, June, 1998
        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 5 (June, 1998).
        • ER2000 - International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, October,2000.

Data Model Patterns and Rapid Application Development

        • International Oracle User Week, 1996

Data Model Views

        • East Coast Oracle User Group: ECO '92
        • Also published as "Visualizing Database Structures" in Database Programming and Design, Vol. 7, No. 6, June, 1994.

Data Model Views (updated)

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 12, (Spring, 2000)


Data Model Quality

What Exactly Is a Data Model?

        • DM Review, February, 2003.

(DM Review does not permit direct links to its site. You can, however, go directly to the addresses shown here.)

          • Part One - http://dmreview.com/master.cfm?NavID=198&EdID=6281
          • Part Two - http://dmreview.com/master.cfm?NavID=198&EdID=6399
          • Part Three - http://dmreview.com/master.cfm?NavID=193&EdID=6502

Data Model Quality: Where Good Data Begin

Data Model Quality: What Is it?

        • Oracle Development Tools User Group, 2002 Conference Procedings. 2002

Attribute and Column Naming Standards (with Allan Kolber)

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 3 (Winter, 1997).

Book Review: Mastering Data Modeling by John Carlis and Joseph Maguire.

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 17 (Fall, 2001)

Building Quality Data Models

        • East Coast Oracle User Group: ECO '94

Curmudgeon's Corner: On Data Model Quality

        • BRCommunity.com August, 2001

Making Data Models Readable

        • Information Systems Management 15(1) Winter, 1998, pp 21-33.

News Flash: Ron Ross may be Mistaken

        • BRCommunity.com Winter, 2001,
          (Requires free membership to BRCommunity.com)


Meta-data Models

A Repository Model -- The Analysis Model

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 13 (Summer, 2000)

A Repository Model -- The Relational Design Model

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 14 (Fall, 2000)

A Repository Model -- The Object-oriented Design Model

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 15 (Winter, 2000)

A Repository Model -- Business Rules (Structural Assertions and Derivations)

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 19 (First Quarter, 2002)

A Repository Model -- Business Rules (Action Assertions)

        • The Data Administration Newsletter, Issue 20 (2d Quarter, 2002)


UML/XML

Ok, So What is this XML Thing?

XML: What is it Anyway?

        • Intelligent Enterprise, Vol. 12, No. 11., August 3, 1999

UML Misses the Boat

        • ECO '99


Notations

A Comparison of Data Modeling Techniques

        • The Database Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 3, May/June, 1995
        • Updated, August, 1999

 

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March 4, 2003