The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 1: A Library of Universal Data Models for All Enterprises (Revised Edition)

The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 1: A Library of Universal Data Models for All Enterprises (Revised Edition)

By: Len Silverston (author)Paperback

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A quick and reliable way to build proven databases for core business functions Industry experts raved about The Data Model Resource Book when it was first published in March 1997 because it provided a simple, cost-effective way to design databases for core business functions. Len Silverston has now revised and updated the hugely successful First Edition, while adding a companion volume to take care of more specific requirements of different businesses. Each volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM, which is sold separately. Each CD-ROM provides powerful design templates discussed in the books in a ready-to-use electronic format, allowing companies and individuals to develop the databases they need at a fraction of the cost and a third of the time it would take to build them from scratch. Updating the data models from the First Edition CD-ROM, this resource allows database developers to quickly load a core set of data models and customize them to support a wide range of business functions.

About Author

LEN SILVERSTON ( is founder and owner of Universal Data Models, LLC (, a Colorado-based firm providing consulting and training for helping enterprises customize and implement "universal data models" and develop holistic, integrated systems. Mr. Silverston has over 20 years' experience in delivering data integration, database and data warehouse solutions to organizations.


Foreword. Acknowledgments. About the Author. Introduction. People and Organizations. Products. Ordering Products. Shipments. Work Effort. Invoicing. Accounting and Budgeting. Human Resources. Creating the Data Warehouse Data Model from the Enterprise Data Model. A Sample Data Warehouse Data Model. Star Schema Designs for Sales Analysis. Star Schema Designs for Human Resources. Additional Star Schema Designs. Implementing the Universal Data Models. Appendix A: Logical Data Model Entities and Attributes. Appendix B: Data Warehouse Data Model Tables and Columns. Appendix C: Star Schema Design Tables and Columns. How to Use the CD-ROM Product. Other Reusable Data Model and Data Warehouse Design Resources. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780471380238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 558
  • ID: 9780471380238
  • weight: 966
  • ISBN10: 0471380237
  • edition: Revised Edition

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