Entropy reduction in data modeling...
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. today announced the availability of Universal Data Models for its ER/Studio data modeling tool. These comprehensive data models improve quality and reduce data model development and maintenance time by an average of 60 percent. They also make sophisticated data models more accessible to small- and medium-sized businesses that previously had to forego them due to budget or IT constraints.
"On average, at least 60 percent of a data model or data warehouse design consists of common constructs that are applicable to most enterprises," said Silverston. "This means that most data modeling or data warehouse design efforts are at some point re-creating constructs that have been built many times before. By leveraging the standard Universal Data Models, Embarcadero ER/Studio customers can more quickly develop data models and save on maintenance by using the agile modeling constructs."