The Shareable, Structured, Semantic Model (S3Model) specifications are based on years of research and development.
S3Model is the foundation for your modern, data-centric information management systems.
The S3Model approach allows domain experts to build the data model they need for their application and the shared models are the basis for a data-centric, model driven information management strategy. This sharable information model allows any data consumer to determine if the data is correct for their needs.
The above paragraph describes the foundation of data-centric, model driven, computable semantic interoperability in S3Model implementations. To be successful with implementing and creating systems with the full value of S3Model based applications it is important to understand the core concepts as laid out in the Modeling Concepts document.
It is important to keep in mind that data modeling is your first step in data governance. If you do not know what you have you cannot possibly manage it nor use it for maximum effect. Data modeling has gotten a bad name because of an inflexible approach. But SQL is not data modeling; it is an implementation strategy.
A data first strategy based on thoughtful modeling for reuse in the future means more value for your efforts.
In todays world where data warehouses and data marts are too slow and rigid and data lakes too permissive and messy; S3Model is the Goldilocks solution. It is just right. S3Model provides the ability to model, semantically, the data you know you need in a manner that will be useful in the future. You’ll know how and where it came from and be able to machine manage it instead of manaully cleaning and re-purposing something of dubious quality.
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