The reason databases currently are not data integration friendly is simply because they are not design to be data integration friendly! Currently, data integration is not a database design consideration. Most data models are independently designed and result in the definition of heterogeneous disparate data models. Each independently designed heterogeneous data model, when instantiated as a database, forms an disparate island of disparate data or if you wish an independent information silo. For example, ten heterogeneous data models, when instantiated, result in ten isolated islands of disparate data. These islands of disparate data and information silos are dominant in our current data architectures. However, the root cause of this data isolation has not been previously defined.
Without understanding the root cause of this data isolation, several data integration methods have been developed over the past 25 years. Now that we understand the root cause of this data isolation, we know that none of the prior art data integration methodologies correct the actual problem. Since it is our database design methods of defining disparate heterogeneous data models that cause data isolation in our data architectures, the correction of the root cause needs to be a correction of the data modeling methods.
The Data Reintegration Methodology is a long overdue modification to the current data modeling methodology. Amazingly, eliminating the data isolation caused by our heterogeneous data models results in the integration of these previously isolated data models. That is, all heterogeneous data models that are created or enhanced using our patented Data Reintegration methodology become a part of a single network of integration data models. Likewise, the databases instantiated from the integrated data models are also integrated provided that these databases are properly populated with data as defined within the Data Reintegration Methodology. Under these conditions, every Data Reintegration database becomes a part of a single network of integrated databases. Any database that is enhanced using the Data Reintegration methodology is now integrated with any other so enhanced database. With the Data Reintegration Methodology, we are simply removing the data isolation artifact of our prior art data modeling and permanently re-integrating the data that never should have been isolated!
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