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. With each business function boasting its own directory, this CD-ROM provides a variety of data models for specific implementations in such areas as financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, universities, and telecom.
LEN SILVERSTON (firstname.lastname@example.org) is founder and owner of Universal Data Models, LLC (www.universaldatamodels.com), 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. Manufacturing. Telecommunications. Health Care. Insurance. Financial Services. Professional Services. Travel. E-Commerce Models. Using the Industry Models in the Real World. Appendix A: Entities and Attributes for Manufacturing Models. Appendix B: Entities and Attributes for Telecommunications Models. Appendix C: Entities and Attributes for Health Care Models. Appendix D: Entities and Attributes for Insurance Models. Appendix E: Entities and Attributes for Financial Services Models. Appendix F: Entities and Attributes for Professional Services Models. Appendix G: Entities and Attributes for Travel Models. Appendix H: Entities and Attributes for E-Commerce Models. Appendix I: List of Entities and Their Associated Figures. How to Use the Volume 2 Industry Electronic Products. Index.