Learning all the ins and outs of the jargon associated with the field of data asset management can feel like learning another language. This non-exhaustive glossary is an important resource to guide you through the ever-changing field of data asset management.

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Enterprise architecture

Enterprise architecture is a set of practices for analysing, designing, planning and implementing the development of an organisation. Enterprise architecture applies architecture principles to guide organisations through the business, informational, procedural and technological changes necessary to execute their strategies.

Enterprise data model An enterprise data model is a conceptual representation of the organization's business objects, their general structure and relationships. It corresponds to the conceptual modelling layer exposed by the enterprise information model.
Enterprise data warehouse An enterprise data warehouse is a global data warehouse containing a consolidated view of all the data in an organisation. It stores a consolidated history of the organisation's data in accordance with the enterprise information model.
Enterprise information model An enterprise information model is based on the principle of semantic convention to define the relationships and properties of all types of resources in the organization. It brings together all the information models of an organization into a consolidated, uniform and standardised view, across all business domains.