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Data architecture


Data architecture is the blueprint that defines how data is managed (stored, organized, integrated, and accessed) within an organization.


Data architecture is identifying the data needs of the enterprise (regardless of structure), and designing and maintaining the master blueprints to meet those needs.


Other definitions of data architecture:

  • The blueprint for managing data assets by aligning with organizational strategy.
  • The description of the structure of an organization’s logical and physical data assets and data management resources.
  • A framework for managing data.


The purpose of data architecture is to establish strategic data requirements and designs to meet those requirements.


Data architecture is child of blueprint
Data architecture is an element of a data value management system
Data architecture is an element of a data quality management system


  • Design data architecture
  • Review data architecture
  • Establish data architecture
  • Communicate data architecture
  • Implement data architecture
  • Evaluate data architecture
  • Adapt data architecture


  • Accessibility
  • Clarity
  • Feasability


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  • Data architectuur. Werkgroep Maturity van DAMA-NL. Two pager
  • Gandi, Manisha (2023). Data Architecture as Foundation of Digital Transformation/ LinkedIn
data_quality_management_system/data_architecture.txt · Last modified: 2024/03/24 15:56 by peter