The deluge of data pouring into organizations in greater volume, variety, and velocity, coupled a new realization that data must not simply be collected – but actually exploited to improve decision making - is fueling the desire to understand how data is put to use and by whom. Data modeling offers companies the promise of helping companies use data to greater advantage.
Effective data modeling solutions help organizations construct high quality data models, modify existing structures as well as produce detailed documentation. And today, data modeling solutions also help companies visualize and manage business data across more platforms than ever before and extend that data to users with varying job roles and skill levels across geographies and time zones.
Some recent data modeling product introductions offer innovations such as the ability to compare models and then synchronize them, reverse and forward engineer systems, leverage visual interfaces for ease of use, allow assets to be inventoried and reused, as well as see and understand changes before they are implemented to foresee their impact.
Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Data Modeling Solution:
Winner: CA ERwin
Quest Toad Data Modeler