XML for Data Architects

Designing for Reuse and Integration

By

  • James Bean, CEO, Relational Logistics Group, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

"The book addresses a sorely missing set of considerations in the real world... This is a very timely book."-Peter Herzum, author of Business Component Factory and CEO of Herzum SoftwareXML is a tremendous enabler for platform agnostic data and metadata exchanges. However, there are no clear processes and techniques specifically focused on the engineering of XML structures to support reuse and integration simplicity, which are of particular importance in the age of application integration and Web services. This book describes the challenges of using XML in a manner that promotes simplification of integration, and a high degree of schema reuse. It also describes the syntactical capabilities of XML and XML Schemas, and the similarities (and in some cases limitations) of XML DTDs. This book presents combinations of architectural and design approaches to using XML as well as numerous syntactical and working examples.
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Audience

data architects, data base administrators, data modelers, etc; enterprise application integration implementers; web/e-commerce developers and architects

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2003
  • Imprint: MORGAN KAUFMANN
  • ISBN: 978-1-55860-907-5

Reviews

"The book addresses a sorely missing set of considerations in the real world... This is a very timely book." -Peter Herzum, author of Business Component Factory and CEO of Herzum Software



Table of Contents

Motivation and Rationale. XML Document Content Types. The Importance of Data Taxonomy Standards. Data Types - Aligning XML with the Database. Data Type Facets - Extended Data Type Characteristics. XML Models. Architectural Forms. Designing for Reuse. Document Size and Complexity. XML and Web Services, An Introduction to the Future.