Some or all of an Implemented can also be “promoted” to be a Specified Data Model. This would be appropriate if there is a Reverse Engineering strategy that starts with operational databases, imports them into the Operational Database Model Metabase System module, then inductively promotes collections of subject-similar DBMS Tables into Implemented Database Models that, in turn can be mined to ultimately build Specified Data Models and Data Element Models.
This road to an Enterprise Data Architecture is efficient, effective and able to be accomplished iteratively over time. The promotion scenarios are:
- Promote the Implemented Data Model
- Promote an Implemented Data Model Table
- Promote an Implemented Data Model Table Column
- Promote an Implemented Data Model Table Column to Data Element
The process to accomplish Implemented Database Model promotion include the following scenarios: