Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
V. Stefanov, B. List:
"Business Metadata for the Data Warehouse - Weaving Enterprise Goals and Multidimensional Models";
Talk: International Workshop on Models for Enterprise Computing (IWMEC) at the 10th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2006),
2006-10-16; in: "Models for Enterprise Computing 2006 - International Workshop at EDOC 2006",
IEEE Digital Library,
Paper ID 20,
Enterprise organizations use Data Warehouses (DWHs)
to analyze their performance. Performance is judged regarding
the achievement of goals.
DWH data models are well established. There exist numerous
domain-specific modeling approaches. Enterprises
also often model their goals in terms of formal or semiformal
The problem is that these two aspects - the Data Warehouse
and the Enterprise Goals - are described separately
and not related to each other. We identify a need for combining
these two aspects. If their relationship is made explicit,
it can be used to enhance the way users access and interpret
data in the DWH.
To address this limitation, in this paper we introduce a
weaving model between enterprise goals and DWH data.
Thus we present a domain-specific application of model
weaving to an aspect of enterprise computing. We describe
metamodels for both aspects as well as the weaving links
between them, which allows to show the aspects separately
but also in combination. We furthermore illustrate how to
use the weaving links to create business metadata. Business
metadata can be used in the DWH to describe the business
context and implications of the data to the users, but is usually
not available in today´s DWHs. We apply our approach
to a sample situation, which is used as a running example in the paper.
Business Metadata, Data Warehouse, Model Weaving, Enterprise Goals
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Project Head Gerti Kappel:
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