A review of “Best data modelling tools” falls well short of my expectations #PowerDesigner #erwin #erstudio

ITPro have just published an article called “Best data modelling tools“. When I clicked on the link in my regular ITPro email, I expected to find a well-reasoned set of arguments about the pros and cons of several tools, based upon a defined list of expectations.

I was hugely disappointed by what I found in this ‘In-depth’ (their words, not mine) review. My score for this ‘review’ – 1 out of 10.

It’s probably better to say that I was disappointed by what I didn’t find – there is no list of expectations, and there are no well-reasoned arguments. The authors do acknowledge that there are “subtle differences between the leading platforms”, but they fail to describe them.

There are just a few words to describe each of seven tools, two of which are from the same vendor, with no attempt at any form of comparison. The reader is left none the wiser about their capabilities.

By the way, the folks at Erwin will be very disappointed by this review, as their tool isn’t even mentioned.

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“Making It Real” – Establishing the Interdependence of Data Governance and Your Data Models #mdmdg

“Data governance is at the heart of all data management activities and is heavily reliant on effective data modelling. This is a two-way interdependency. Neither can work effectively without the other.”

In May 2018, Chris Bradley (@inforacer) and I will be running a full-day seminar on this topic at “Data Governance Conference Europe” in London. If you want to find out more, click on this link – https://irmuk.co.uk/events/data-governance-conference-europe – and we’ll see you there.

In the workshop, we describe real-world data governance processes, based upon years of experience with major clients, and the accompanying data modelling practices and additional information required to manage change effectively, including data lineage. Then it will be time for you to put those processes to the test, pushing proposed changes through the data governance pipeline, in which you are a key participant. Will our apparently perfect processes and data modelling practices hold up?

 

“#PowerDesigner Fundamentals for Data Architects” at Data Modelling Zone EU 2018 #DMZone

Are you thinking of attending Data Modelling Zone in Düsseldorf in September 2018?

  • Are you an experienced data architect, new to SAP PowerDesigner?
  • Have you used SAP PowerDesigner in the past, and need bringing up to date?
  • Are you currently using SAP PowerDesigner, but never had any training?
  • Are you evaluating SAP PowerDesigner?

– then –

This session is for you!

Join the author of Data Modelling Made Simple with PowerDesigner, and learn the Fundamental techniques you need to get the best out of SAP PowerDesigner.

The program hasn’t been announced yet, so watch the conference web site for announcements.

 

 

“Making It Real” – Establishing the Interdependence of Data Governance and Your Data Models #edw2018

“Data governance is at the heart of all data management activities and is heavily reliant on effective data modelling. This is a two-way interdependency. Neither can work effectively without the other.”

In April 2018, Chris Bradley (@inforacer) and I will be running a half-day seminar on this topic at Enterprise Data World in San Diego. If you want to find out more, click on this link – https://edw2018.dataversity.net/sessionPop.cfm?confid=121&proposalid=9515 – and we’ll see you there.

In the workshop, we describe real-world data governance processes, based upon years of experience with major clients, and the accompanying data modelling practices and additional information required to manage change effectively, including data lineage. Then it will be time for you to put those processes to the test, pushing proposed changes through the data governance pipeline, in which you are a key participant. Will our apparently perfect processes and data modelling practices hold up?