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Sparx Systems

99 Albert Street
P: +61 3 5345 1140
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Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards. The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 740,000 registered users worldwide.
Enterprise Architect supports comprehensive functionality for modeling database structures. This paper covers the core features for data modeling over the full lifecycle of an application.

The initial development of a system typically involves numerous levels of abstraction.  Database modeling traditionally includes a well established three tiered approach:

  1. Conceptual Model
  2. Logical Model
  3. Physical Model

This paper covers creating these models, interconnecting models on these levels, using MDA transforms for generating the Physical model from the Logical model, along with generating schema scripts for loading to your DBMS. It also covers the features for remodeling legacy systems including Reverse Engineering an existing DBMS structure.

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce a new live webinar.  Mr Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, will demonstrate powerful tools for rapid visual modeling in Enterprise Architect.

This webinar is an excellent opportunity to learn about recent enhancements and helpful tools for diagramming in Enterprise Architect, and to have your questions answered. Two live sessions will be conducted to accommodate users in different time zones.

We invite you to register at:

Mr Ben Constable

You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 where customers actively using Sparx Systems’ Enterprise Architect will join with Sparx’ Global Partners to share real life experiences and success stories.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect has a worldwide community of loyal customers: a loyal following that includes Business architects, TOGAF Architects, Business Analysts, Software Engineers, QA testers and Project Managers. This one day conference will provide participants with one of the most concentrated single-day learning experiences in Canada.

If you attend, be ready to go beyond simplistic notions of “just another tool” and hear how many diverse customers have leveraged Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect in amazing ways. The Sparx Community of Ottawa “Enterprise Architect” conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada and hosted at Statistics Canada on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.


Registration limited to first 100 ONSITE SEATS ONLY (onsite event only no online broadcast is allowed at this time due to venue business rules)


Sparx Systems is pleased to announce our next webinar entitled "Enterprise Architect Hidden Gems: Project Management and Visual Execution Analysis".

This webinar provides an excellent opportunity for our partners and customers to ask the presenters about new features and enhancements in Enterprise Architect.

We will conduct two live sessions to accommodate users in different time zones. Please register at:

Sunday, 16 December 2012 23:07

An Overview of UPDM

The Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM) is a modeling standard by The OMG that supports two popular defense frameworks. This whitepaper covers the core concepts behind modeling with UPDM using Enterprise Architect.

When organizations work together on a strategic task, all interacting entities – from human resources to deployed systems – must be well coordinated to achieve the desired outcome. Strategic interactions can range from joint military operations, to cooperation between fire search and rescue task forces. UPDM provides an appropriate modeling framework for describing such interactions.


This whitepaper explains how to model with UPDM using Enterprise Architect's MDG technology for UPDM.

This document explains how version control concepts apply to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and suggests best practices for establishing version control in shared and distribute.

d modeling environments.

Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:57

Requirements Management with Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect (EA) is one of the few UML tools that integrate requirements management with other software development disciplines, by creating requirements directly in the model. Requirements management is built into the core product, solving many of the issues of traceability, interdisciplinary team divisions, integration with change and configuration management systems.

Thursday, 24 September 2009 00:19

Setting Up Version Control

Enterprise Architect supports version control of packages through an interface to third party version control repositories. The three main types of repositories supported are the Microsoft SCC compliant version control applications, the open source CVS version control and Subversion version control. This paper presents the key processes related to version control systems, and provides insight into working with third party products that claim to support the SCC interface.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 23:36

MDA Overview

The OMG’s Model Driven Architecture initiative is aimed at increasing productivity and re-use through separation of concern and abstraction. A Platform Independent Model (PIM) is an abstract model which contains enough information to drive one or more Platform Specific Models (PSM). Possible PSM artifacts may include source code, DDL, configuration files, xml and other output specific to the target platform.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 23:27

Deployment of Enterprise Architect

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is designed for use within large corporate environments. As a scalable modeling platform, Enterprise Architect provides a range of deployment options to accommodate the variety of modern enterprises. This whitepaper discusses the options available for enterprise-wide sharing of model information. Typical organizational structures discussed include a single site (LAN/WAN), a single site with multiple projects and multiple sites.

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