Understanding leads to trust: Sharing a common vocabulary across InfoSphere Foundation Tools
Using InfoSphere Data Architect, InfoSphere Business Glossary, and IBM Information Server
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Date archived: January 11, 2017 | First published: February 12, 2009
Developing trust in enterprise information assets requires organizations to develop and share a common understanding of business vocabulary. This is one of the central objectives of InfoSphere Foundation Tools. Business analysts can create, manage, and share an enterprise vocabulary and classification system using IBM InfoSphere™ Business Glossary. Using InfoSphere Data Architect (previously known as Rational® Data Architect), data modelers use those definitions in existing or new data models to ensure alignment across business and IT. Data modelers can extend the definitions with information about the mapping of those concepts to the physical databases so that business users can identify appropriate data sources for ad-hoc queries or reports. Those definitions can also become the basis for IBM Information Server to load warehouses, consolidate databases for mergers, or establish and manage master data. In this article, you will see how easily you can share metadata between InfoSphere Business Glossary, InfoSphere Data Architect, and IBM Information Server.
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