The Data Model Resource Book: v. 2

The Data Model Resource Book: v. 2 : A Library of Universal Data Models by Industry Types

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A quick and reliable way to build proven databases for core business functions Industry experts raved about The Data Model Resource Book when it was first published in March 1997 because it provided a simple, cost-effective way to design databases for core business functions. Len Silverston has now revised and updated the hugely successful First Edition, while adding a companion volume to take care of more specific requirements of different businesses. Each volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM, which is sold separately. Each CD-ROM provides powerful design templates discussed in the books in a ready-to-use electronic format, allowing companies and individuals to develop the databases they need at a fraction of the cost and a third of the time it would take to build them from scratch. With each business function boasting its own directory, this CD-ROM provides a variety of data models for specific implementations in such areas as financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, universities, and more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 190 x 230 x 34mm | 898.11g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • Ill.
  • 0471353485
  • 9780471353485
  • 311,074

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"I thought the models in the books were well thought out and adequately explained." (Computer Shopper, February 2002)show more

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"These books are a must for any company implementing data models. They contain practical insights and templates of universal data models which can be used by all enterprises, regardless of their level of experience."-Ron Powell, Publisher, DM Review If you've relied on The Data Model Resource Book, Revised Edition, Volume 1 (0-471-38023-7) to jump-start your system development efforts, then you know that using a library of proven data models and data warehouse designs can produce huge savings in development costs. But what about the unique needs of your industry? The Data Model Resource Book, Revised Edition, Volume 2, provides data models specifically tailored to your industry. It includes both brand-new models for each industry and generic models that the author customizes. The result is a comprehensive library of the industry's core data models and applications, including models for: * Financial services * Professional services * E-commerce * Manufacturing * Health care * Insurance * Travel * Telecommunications You not only get the data models themselves, you also learn to: * Apply reusable data designs across a broad variety of industries * Integrate databases and data warehouses across your organization * Combine models from different applications for your specific needs * Use the data structures to provide quality assurance for your own models * Employ the book's star schema designs to develop data analysis solutions You can save even more time and money with the Data Model Resource Book, Revised Edition, Volume 2, CD-ROM, which: * Provides the SQL code you'll need to implement the models described in the book or to reverse-engineer them into your CASE tool * Allows you to view for free the demonstration of data models from both Volume 1 and Volume 2 * Allows you to purchase online the downloadable models by industry type-directions insideshow more

About Len Silverston

LEN SILVERSTON ( is founder and owner of Universal Data Models, LLC (, a Colorado-based firm providing consulting and training for helping enterprises customize and implement "universal data models" and develop holistic, integrated systems. Mr. Silverston has over 20 years' experience in delivering data integration, database and data warehouse solutions to more

Table of contents

Foreword. Acknowledgments. About the Author. Introduction. Manufacturing. Telecommunications. Health Care. Insurance. Financial Services. Professional Services. Travel. E-Commerce Models. Using the Industry Models in the Real World. Appendix A: Entities and Attributes for Manufacturing Models. Appendix B: Entities and Attributes for Telecommunications Models. Appendix C: Entities and Attributes for Health Care Models. Appendix D: Entities and Attributes for Insurance Models. Appendix E: Entities and Attributes for Financial Services Models. Appendix F: Entities and Attributes for Professional Services Models. Appendix G: Entities and Attributes for Travel Models. Appendix H: Entities and Attributes for E-Commerce Models. Appendix I: List of Entities and Their Associated Figures. How to Use the Volume 2 Industry Electronic Products. more

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"I thought the models in the books were well thought out and adequately explained." (Computer Shopper, February 2002)show more

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