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Breaking Down Business Barriers with Enterprise Data Architecture


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As a data professional, you know how important it is to have good data models and to ensure that your extended team has access to them. Many companies are suffering from silos that keep valuable data from being used effectively because business users may not have the right access or understanding of the data they are using to make decisions. When corporate data has business context with centralized communication and collaboration, the overall integrity and visibility of the data can be improved.

To create a business-driven data architecture, you need an enterprise data environment that enables both business stakeholders and IT users to access and collaborate on key models and metadata, at the right levels for their needs. Embarcadero offers the ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition with the Team Server web portal to help you break down the barriers between business and IT users in your organization. Join this webinar to see how the ER/Studio Team Server works with the Enterprise Team Edition to extend the value of data in your organization, with capabilities including:

Business glossaries to specify the terms and definitions for metadata
Discussion and activity streams to track requests and actions for tasks
Permission structures to give users and groups the right level of access
About the Presenter:
Josh Buckner is the ER/Studio Team Server Solutions Expert for Embarcadero. He helps customers understand the benefits of Team Server and works with them to implement it effectively in their organizations.

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Breaking Down Business Barriers with Enterprise Data Architecture

  1. 1. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIESEMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Breaking Down Business Barriers with Enterprise Data Architecture Josh Buckner Team Server Solutions Expert
  2. 2. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Increasing volumes, velocity, and variety of Enterprise Data 30% - 50% year/year growth Decreasing % of enterprise data which is effectively utilized 5% of all Enterprise data fully utilized Increased risk from data misunderstanding and non-compliance $600bn/annual cost for data clean-up in U.S. Enterprise Data Trends 2
  3. 3. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES 3 Is Change Good? • Change is inevitable – The rise of Big Data is one of the biggest contributors of change to data architecture • Reacting to changes in data – The need to comprehend, consume, and contribute to the influx of data is starting to introduce new end-users from all corners for the enterprise
  4. 4. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES 4 REFERENCES: Managing the Evolution of Data “(I)ntroducing new big data technology, several challenges exist that are familiar barriers and have often impacted other data projects of the past. These obstacles include: • The inability to share data between departments; • Difficulty establishing internal teams to effectively manage IT projects; and • The inability to tap the skills and expertise necessary to steer companies into a new data warehouse technology world.” "Really good data architecture now looks at the variety of different data sources, how they are going to be analyzed and comes up with a model for what data should be stored within which platform and how you can configure it within that platform."
  6. 6. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES A Typical Scenario 6
  7. 7. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Business-Driven Data Architecture 7
  8. 8. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Next Generation Data Architecture 8
  9. 9. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES The Path Forward • Tracking the Market – Turbulent; can be difficult to identify winners – Many innovative technologies – Momentum shifts among the vendors • Preparing for Change – People – new role(s), relationships – Process – new approach – Discover / Document – Technology – accessibility – democratizing & mainstreaming – Data Culture – from the top down • Keep Calm and Model On – There’s no magic in Big Data; design & metadata still matter – Relational data will always have a prominent place in the data landscape – There are opportunities – new data sources & skills 9
  10. 10. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Concluding Remarks 10
  11. 11. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Thank You! • Learn more about the ER/Studio product family: • Trial Downloads: • To arrange a demo, please contact Embarcadero Sales:, (888) 233-2224