Diversus isn’t afraid to dive into the detail.
Data design is about modelling data with precise data structures with a thorough understanding of the outputs required. A fully attributed data model contains detailed attributes for each entity. At the onset, Diversus does not approach the solution with a predefined view of the technology — where the data will be stored or how it will be retrieved — unless prescribed by the organisation.
Many assume that relational databases engines are the only way to store data. However, with an enterprise application, data storage options include:
- mainframe hierarchical files
- flat files
- other distributed file data structures
We do Big Data and can bring it to you for better decisions.
We have designed and worked with very large data sets across the enterprise. With this, we take the view that the flow of data is key to ensure the consistent quality of data, and valued outputs. We understand the need for centralised and controlled processes of managing raw data, the relationships and desired outcomes.
The benefits of tackling this properly, means that business processes are highly optimised and decision making can be most effective.
Our consultants live and breathe data – it is the essence of everything we do.
Diversus consultants can provide a host of experience from various industries – finance, tourism, health, and many more — understanding the common data requirements. Couple this experience with your in-house knowledge of data requirements and the result is good data design. The effective storage of the data is determined by the requirements analysis and documented requirements specifications.
Simplistically, data design determines the relationships between the different data elements and provides a logical structure upon the data on the basis of these relationships.
If you need assistance to work through your data requirements, please contact us.