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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What #PowerDesigner articles would you like to see in the #ISUGTECH Journal?

The Independent SAP Technical User Group (ISUG-TECH : http://my.isug.com/home) publishes a monthly Journal, which currently has zero PowerDesigner content. We have several authors lined up to write articles for the Journal, but what shall we write about?

  • What topics would you like us to delve into?
  • is there a feature of PD you’d like to have explained?
  • do you want samples of automation and / or customisation?
  • how about information on the types of model you don’t use? If so, which ones?

New book on data modelling with #ER/Studio Data Architect out any day now

Steve Hoberman’s new book ‘Data Modeling Made Simple with ER/Studio Data Architect’ is available soon. My copy is on order. 🙂