Our universe of data is composed from all metadata and all data from all data sources. Have you ever envisioned the major properties of this universe of data? Well, don’t feel too bad if you haven't as you certainly are not alone! However, having a universe of integrated data is a very big deal and the boundary of master data plays an extremely import part.
Data models are perhaps our best depiction of our universe of data. Every data model has a boundary which is composed of master data entities. However, in examining multiple data models, each data model appears to have a different boundary of data entities. Our research in this area has established that our universe of data is finite and therefore does indeed have an actual boundary of master data.
All current state of the art data models are not based upon a common set of boundary data entities. Metadata commonality does not exist between these isolated data models. One could envision all current data models afloat and lost in our universe of data. Current data models do not accurately reflect the properties of our universe of data. These data models are not properly anchored, and certainly do not support integrated data.
The Data Reintegration data architecture accurately reflects the properties of our universe of data. The Data Reintegration Methodology adds actual boundary data entities to each data model which anchors that data model within our universe of data. More importantly, each data model is now anchored relative to each other data model. These actual boundary data entities in each Data Reintegration data model are the foundation of metadata commonality linking data models together. These links are referred to as commonality relationships in the Data Reintegration Methodology. An instantiated Data Reintegration database has referential integrity with all other Data Reintegration databases that share metadata commonality. Each Data Reintegration data model becomes part of the single distributed network of integrated data models. Each Data Reintegration database becomes part of the single distributed network of integrated databases.
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