Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, released on October 3rd, recognizes Sparx Systems offering to the marketplace for the 4th consecutive year. The Gartner Magic Quadrant reports examine the most influential companies in specific markets, providing readers with the information they need to evaluate providers to meet their own business needs.
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When modeling joint task operations involving different organizational groups you need to have a consistent model approach. The Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) Version 2.0 provides a framework that incorporates both DoDAF 2.0 and MODAF 1.2 frameworks. Although based on military frameworks, you can use UPDM to model any type of combined operations from domestic search and rescue through to combined force military operations.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of a UPDM model using Enterprise Architect.
Sparx Systems congratulates Antonio Villegas, PhD and Antoni Olivé, Professor from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC BarcelonaTech), who this week were acknowledged as winners of the inaugural HL7 2012-2013 Tooling Challenge, at the 27th Annual Plenary and Working Group meeting in Cambridge MA. This is the first in a planned series of challenges sponsored by Sparx Systems.
Mr Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, explores Enterprise Architect's Structured Scenario Editor for model-driven use case analysis.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to:
- Add structured scenarios to your use case models
- Link scenarios to formal requirements and business rules for improved traceability
- Automatically generate downstream deliverables from scenarios, including reports, test cases and behavioral models
To suit users in different time zones, we will hold two sessions - each 30 minutes in duration.
To register for this webinar, please visit www.sparxsystems.com/webinars.
Geoplex, a Sparx Systems partner and professional services and solutions company specializing in geospatial enterprise and data management solutions, is successfully deploying Enterprise Architect, to build and deliver high-performance, location based solutions to solve real business problems.
Enterprise Architect supports spatial database modeling in several ways such as linking requirements to database objects ensuring traceability; reverse engineering existing databases and reducing the risk associated with legacy applications and databases - and most importantly - expressing complex designs in various ways, thus allowing all stakeholders to participate in the design process. By creating DDL and ArcGIS Workspace XML in Enterprise Architect, designs can be quickly realized in physical databases.
With spatial database and GML modelling now core functions, Enterprise Architect can be used to support a range of geospatial project work and is used on many Geoplex projects. It has become a core component in the delivery of successful project outcomes to clients, including NBN Co., Customs and Border Protection Service and DEPI (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria).
More information on Geoplex's services can be found at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/partners/vars/oceania.html#Geoplex
For more details on Sparx Systems' profiles for ArcGIS and GML in Enterprise Architect, visit: http://www.sparxsystems.com/enterprise-architect/arcgis/gml-arcgis.html
Sparx Systems has partnered with Esri Inc. to deliver cutting-edge geospatial solutions based on Esri technology. Since Enterprise Architect version 9.3, Sparx Systems has offered an ArcGIS plug-in developed in conjunction with the CSIRO, Australia's national science agency. This feature, which supports the design of geodatabases for the ArcGIS 10.0 suite, is proving popular within the global geospatial community.
By visualizing geodatabase designs, Enterprise Architect can facilitate the traceability of geospatial systems to the broader enterprise model, communicate geospatial design concepts to a wide audience of stakeholders and leverage model driven architecture.
Esri Australia Partner Manager Laura Berman said, "As a result of this latest partnership with Sparx Systems, organizations across a range of industries including aerospace, finance and telecommunications are able to leverage Sparx Systems design tools to easily visualize and analyze their data in a new and more meaningful way," said Ms Berman. "It's incredibly rewarding for us to be partnering with an Australian organization whose product has a global impact and is used by thousands of organizations around the world."
Read more on ArcGIS in Enterprise Architect at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/arcgis
At the recent meeting of the G8 in Northern Ireland, the members released the Open Data Charter. The Charter recognizes the central role open data can play in improving government and governance and in stimulating growth through innovation in data-driven products and services. On the principle of quality, the goal of the charter is to ensure that releases of “high-quality open data that are timely, comprehensive, and accurate. To the extent possible, data will be in their original, unmodified form and at the finest level of granularity available.”
High levels of granularity support more structured information and allow more technical manipulation while metadata with levels of low granularity can be created for much less cost but provide less detailed information. Granularity impacts creation and capture. However, the greatest impact of granularity is in maintenance. As the metadata structures become outdated, access to the referred data will become much harder to manage. To enable continued access to the reference data, Enterprise Architect helps to manage the structure and transformation of the metadata, from one structure to another as new systems get developed.
A metadata repository enables collection, storage, maintenance, and dissemination of metadata information and Enterprise Architect is a powerful and inexpensive repository tool that can be used with a variety of databases including:
- SQL Server 2000, 2005 or 2008
- MySQL 4 or 5
- PostgreSQL 7 or 8
- Adaptive Server Anywhere 8 or 9, or SQL Anywhere 10 or 11
- Access 2007
- Progress OpenEdge
- MSDE or
- Oracle 9i, 10g or 11g
By default, Enterprise Architect stores its repository data in a .eap file.
Mr Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, shares helpful tips on preparing Enterprise Architect diagrams for presentation in your specification documents, technical standards, reports or other publications. In this webinar, you'll learn:
- Great tips on rapid visual modeling and creation of diagrams
- An effective approach to tidying diagrams - whether imported from other tools or even machine-generated
- How to choose the best diagram options and image formats to suit your needs
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Sparx Systems recently attended the INSPIRE Conference in Florence to present the CEN/TC 287 Award for Academic Excellence in INSPIRE for the third year. This year the Award went to Aurete Pereira and Gabriel Luís of Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, and Pedro Cabral of Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The winning project "Implementation of the INSPIRE Directive in digital geological map production in Portugal" focussed on the elaboration of a harmonization approach applied to the geological datasets of Portugal in order to bring them in line with INSPIRE Implementing Rules. Ms Pereira noted, “the project development task was made easier through the availability of tools such as Enterprise Architect and the recently added ArcGIS profile.” This is the second consecutive year that a Portuguese university has received the award.
Sparx Systems' ArcGIS plug-in was developed in conjunction with CSIRO and supports the creation of visual UML models of ArcGIS geodatabases. Visualizing geodatabase designs, facilitates traceability of geospatial systems to the broader enterprise model, communicates geospatial design concepts to a wide audience of stakeholders and leverages model driven architecture.