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Monday, 29 August 2011 00:00

Data Modeling with the UML

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The UML is a popular modeling notation for programmers, but it is little used by database developers. Nevertheless, the UML is highly effective for high-level conceptual data modeling. The UML notation avoids confusing database details, making it easier for business experts to understand data models. The suppression of details promotes deep thinking about data models, such as the use of abstract patterns. This talk explains the UML notation by comparison to IDEF1X.

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Michael Blaha

Modelsoft Consulting Corp (Consultant)

Since 1994 Michael Blaha has been a consultant and trainer in conceiving, architecting, modeling, designing, and tuning databases. He has worked with dozens of organizations throughout the world. Blaha received his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis and is an alumnus of GE Global Research in Schenectady, NY. You can contact him at blaha@computer.org.

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