The Company's Data Management & Integration practice is aimed at developing data as an enterprise resource through disciplines fostering data quality, data security and privacy, data sharing, data standards and data independence. DNC recognized early that the data representing the status of an enterprise's business was a major enterprise asset that should be shared to the greatest extent possible. This recognition of the importance of data and the advantages of sharing that data led us to develop a system engineering methodology that starts with the design and definition of the data environment. Once the data is known and a proposed data structure determined, the development of application systems can proceed more quickly especially with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Information Superiority and Sharing initiatives.
Our data-focused approach treats data as a corporate resource in a shared environment to ensure that quality information is available to users throughout the enterprise wherever and whenever it is needed. Our expertise with this data focused approach has yielded solutions that:
- Promote the integration of activities within
business processes that enable faster, cheaper,
and more precise product delivery to customers.
- Support the seamless flow of information
throughout the enterprise to enable effective
decisions in response to ever changing requirements.
- Facilitate information exchanges across
organizational boundaries to enable coordinated
management control of operations and sharing
of critical and time-sensitive information.
Our focus on data early in the system development process allows the development of data sharing strategies leading to the management of data as a critical resource. As a result of this focus, DNC has developed for customers such as the DoD, metadata management capabilities, complex data warehouses and data marts, and federated data environments based on data mediation. Our metadata management capabilities include data modeling, schema development, development of ontologies and taxonomies, development of XML tags and artifacts, and XML code development.
Our Company's offerings in this practice include:
- Enterprise Data Management Program Support
- Metadata Management
- XML Tagging and Artifact Management
- Ontologies and Taxonomies
- Core Data Element Management (ISO 11179)
- Configuration Management of Complex Data Environments
- XML Strategies
- Data Integration Strategies
- Enterprise Databases/ Data Warehouses/Marts
- Database Distribution and Federation