Data Modelling Contentious Issues
This presentation will summarise the most contentious data modelling issues discussed on the Data Modelling List, a 2500+ subscriber discussion group. These participants represent data modelling practitioners from all over the world, working with a variety of tools, techniques, standards, and cultures. Topics will include:
- Modelling of Party and Party Roles
- Surrogate Keys versus Natural Keys
- Who Has the Final Say on the Data Model
- What’s Logical and What’s Physical
- Are Classwords Dead?
- Data versus Process and What About Objects?
- Standardized Data Models? What are They Worth?
- Is that One ‘L’ or Two?
This will be an interactive presentation where each topic will be give a short background presentation, the audience will vote, then issues will be debated and discussed.
Karen Lï¿½pez, Info Advisors, is IRMAC Past President. She is also gaining a more wide-spread reputation for a number of data-related discussion groups that she manages and moderates. The Data Modelling List has been particularly successful enjoying spirited contributions and debate from many practising modellers including some well-known thought-leaders.
Karen’s presentation (html)