A data model is a visual representation of data elements and the relationships between them. Data models help business and technical resources collaborate in the design of information systems and the databases that power them. They show what data is required and how it needs to be structured to support various business processes.
There are three basic types of data models, each with a specific purpose:
erwin pioneered data modeling and has been working with the world’s largest enterprises for more than 30 years to help them realize its advantages. erwin Data Modeler by Quest remains the most trusted software for data modeling and database design, automating complex and time-consuming tasks related to data source discovery, design, documentation, standardization and deployment.
We’ve developed what we believe to be the best data modeling solution with several versions to meet customer needs, ensuring all our functionality, workflows and support help the professional data modeler produce the desired business outcomes. With erwin Data Modeler, you have a single solution for all your enterprise data modeling and database design needs, enabling you to model any data from anywhere to:
Additionally, erwin Data Modeler is part of the larger erwin EDGE platform that integrates enterprise architecture and business process modeling with data catalog and data literacy capabilities.