The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries

The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries

The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries

A quick and reliable way to build proven databases for core business functions
Industry experts raved about The Data Model Resource Book when it was first published in March 1997 because it provided a simple, cost-effective way to design databases for core business functions. Len Silverston has now revised and updated the hugely successful First Edition, while adding a companion volume to take care of more specific requirements of different businesses. Each volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM, which is sold separately. Each CD-ROM provides powerful design templates discussed in the books in a ready-to-use electronic format, allowing companies and individuals to develop the databases they need at a fraction of the cost and a third of the time it would take to build them from scratch.
With each business function boasting its own directory, this CD-ROM provides a variety of data models for specific implementations in such areas as financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, universities, and telecom.

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  1. 41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    This book is an advertisement for the [price] download, August 1, 2002
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    David (Chicago) –

    This review is from: The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries (Paperback)
    What a [scheme]. I thought I was purchasing some templates – generic data models oriented for specific industries. This book is a teaser for the author’s electronic products, which contain the real templates. This book has just enough information to lead you to believe the electronic product is plausable, but not enough to really use the data models discussed(without the expensive downloads). I expected a bunch of entities with the PK and FK attributes ready for customizing with my company specific attributes… NOT.

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  2. 33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Buyer Beware-what a tease!, February 24, 2003
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    Ivan Vandermerwe (Silver Spring, MD United States) –

    This review is from: The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries (Paperback)
    First the content: Contains everything that is not taught in graduate school (been there), and everything that a data modeller needs know about data modelling.
    Next the format: Consumerism at its worse! An incomplete template here, missing template there-a tease to lay out $400 for a complete set of templates (on top of the $100 plus for both volumes already laid out).
    The conclusion: invest in volume 1 and familiarize yourself with the valuable concepts layed out there-save your money and TIME with volume 2.

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  3. 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    Is it worth buying a book for only one chapter?, February 14, 2005
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    Dagna Gaythorpe (Dovercourt, Essex, United Kingdom) –
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    This review is from: The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries (Paperback)
    Yes, it is. Because the other chapters have all sorts of useful content as well. This book covers Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Health Care, Insurance, Financial Services, Professional Services, Travel, and e-Commerce. Most companies, even if they aren’t in those sectors, use the services of companies that are (or may do a little bit of them – offer insurance on their products, for example), and if you need to include these areas in your model, in more detail than was covered in volume 1 (the core Universal Data Model book), then this is the place to start. If you are in one of these areas, then the specific chapter has a lot of useful stuff (I have worked in Travel, Telecommunications and Professional Services), but it is well worth checking out the other models for ideas that can be re-used in your area.

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