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By: Tim DelChiaro
Abstract: Learn about the ER/Studio family of data modeling tools
"ER/Studio has saved me many, many hours of time. I can rely on it. There is no competition."
– American Heart Association
ER/Studio Enterprise Team edition is the fastest, easiest, and most collaborative way for data management professionals to build and maintain enterprise-scale databases and data warehouses. Built-in facilities automate routine modeling tasks so users can analyze and optimize database and data warehouse designs faster than ever. With a server-side model management system and online portal, ER/Studio Enterprise Team edition provides the most productive way to share, document, and publish your models and metadata to distributed teams. ER/Studio Enterprise Team edition includes multiple components:ER/Studio Data Architect, Business Architect, Software Architect, Model Repository,ER/Studio Team Server Core and MetaWizard. Companion products including Viewer,Data Lineage, and Universal Data Models, provide additional capabilities.
ER/Studio Data Architect is Embarcadero's flagship data modeling tool that helps companies discover, document, and re-use data assets. With round-trip database support, data architects can easily reverse-engineer, analyze, design, and optimize existing data sources, ranging from structured data to big data. Comprehensive model management and collaboration capabilities simplify building and maintaining complex enterprise data models.
Business Architect is a process and conceptual modeling tool that enables data architects and business users to easily model the relationships between business processes, people and data under the BPMN standard.
Software Architect is an object-oriented modeling tool for application developers to visually analyze and design complex software applications using the UML 2.0 specification.
Model Repository is a secure and scalable modeling environment that provides real-time data and business process collaboration for the enterprise with rich support for model version management.
ER/Studio Team Server Core is a model and metadata collaboration tool that enables data context, consistency, and compliance. ER/Studio Team Server Core's metadata driven tool-tips, rules, hints, and warnings enable users to better build, manage, and analyze data.
MetaWizard allows ER/Studio to integrate with more than seventy other applications by sharing metadata through an import-export bridge capability, allowing users to integrate metadata across modeling tools, business intelligence, ETL platforms, and more, via industry-standard exchange formats.
The ER/Studio Vieweroffers the same sophisticated navigational features of ER/Studio to team members that want advanced browsing and zooming capabilities but do not require the ability to edit the models.
Data Lineage helps to graphically understand and interactively explore data lineage by providing visibility into multiple ETL platforms, which allows massive data volumes from diverse sources to be accessible at every level, including design, production and transformation.
Universal Data Models(UDM) are proven, industry-specific data model templates that help data professionals reduce development time, and improve consistency and standardization while achieving high quality models.
"I cannot adequately emphasize the impact that ER/Studio will have on the success of your enterprise. The cost of the product is barely a concern compared to the money it will save your company and the modeling enhancements it will offer your development team."
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