AFFIRMA DATA JOURNEY

Reduce Complexity. Gain Business Value.

A Connected Data Journey

We have tended to think about the data lifecycle in a linear and largely segmented fashion. We utilize different technologies during different stages of the data lifecycle. Very often these technologies are loosely connected requiring manual intervention, or worse, they may not interact at all, reducing the ability to gain insights and increasing complexity.

When you are designing a data architecture for your organization you have to take into consideration current and future needs and ensure:

  • You have a common definition of your data
  • You manage and associate metadata with your data
  • You manage and connect the lifecycle of your data

How do you accomplish this in a way that allows for a clear end-to-end view of data for both internal and external uses with respect to your organization? Reduce complexity? Gain business value?

Affirma enables you to manage your data journey and connects the dots.

Model and Semantics

Data models and semantics describes how your organization operates and makes use of data. They include an unambiguous definition of the data, which allows for efficient exchange and reuse of data. With a semantic approach, businesses can adopt quicker to their changing environment. Individuals are empowered to respond and innovate.

Affirma uses the concept of Reference Data and Enterprise Semantic Model for capturing data models and semantics. Reference Data is a compilation of industry standard data models, data schemas, and vendor solution data sources. The Reference Data is harmonized into a common definition and becomes the Enterprise Semantic Model.

 

Associated Affirma Capabilities

Build AutomationReference Data

Build AutomationEnterprise Semantic Model

Design

Data and integration design describes how data is stored and moved between systems and solutions both internal and external with respect to your organization. Taking an organized approach, based on semantics, ensures consistency across your designs, and enables reusability.

Affirma uses the concepts of Data Design and Integration Design, to capture data storage and movement. The designs are created and stored within a common repository. Designs are built utilizing the Enterprise Semantic Model, which includes data objects, properties, and attributes for creating profiles and contexts. This allows for re-usability, ensures clarity and quality of data.

 

Associated Affirma Capabilities

Data Design

Integration Design

Map and Transform

Mappings and transformations describe how data is converted and linked to align with recipient systems and solutions. It is crucial that data is interpreted correctly by recipients as data drives business operations and decision making.

Affirma uses the concept of Mapping and Transformation through a centralized engine for defining how data is converted and linked. Mappings and transformations are built upon Designs utilizing the Enterprise Semantic Model, resulting in a unified technology approach. This enables visibility and is the start to understanding the end-to-end data live cycle.

 

Associated Affirma Capabilities

Data Design

Integration Design

Data LinageData Lineage

Mapping and Transformation

Mapping and TransformationData Profiling

Integrate

An integrated organization has an end-to-end view of its data and associated metadata. Investments in different technologies for managing the data life cycle are bridged. An integrated approach reduces complexity and maximizes the business value you gain from your data.

Affirma is purposefully designed with its concepts to manage the data lifecycle, to integrate and adapt to change, and link with other solutions. The data across your data architecture, whether that is a data fabric, data mesh or combination thereof is harmonized though established Data Lineage.

 

Associated Affirma Capabilities

Data LinageData Lineage

Data GovernanceGovernance

 

Generate

An organization needs to create design artifacts for code generation to facilitate data storage and movement. Organization will continue to evolve based on technology advancements, consumer expectations, policy changes and even regulatory compliance. The result is a need to augment and continuously expand technology environments.

Affirma provides a cohesive approach of moving from design to deployment to ensure a connected technology landscape. Affirma capabilities have “connected the dots” to generate design artifacts for Build Automation.

 

Associated Affirma Capabilities

Data Design

Integration Design

Data LinageData Linage

Mapping and Transformation

Build Automation Build Automation

Govern

Governance addresses the development, maintenance, communication and enforcement of data management policies and procedures. Additionally, data quality, services, tools, and technologies are needed to move to an enterprise-wide data management and services culture. Governance is required to achieve alignment within and beyond the organization.

Affirma uses the concept of the Data Dictionary generated from your Enterprise Semantic Model to ensure consistency and a common definition of data. Data Governance enforces business rules, processes, and policies on your data to ensure a high-level of assurance in what is being delivered.

 

Associated Affirma Capabilities

Data Dictionary

Data GovernanceGovernance

 

The Affirma Data Journey

Affirma is your Enterprise Semantic Model and Metadata Management Solution.  Affirma takes a graph-based technology approach utilizing a common ontology to capture and manage the data life cycle from inception to deployment. You move from a linear and segmented approach to a connected and harmonized data architecture.

Reduce complexity, gain business value with Affirma Capabilities.

 

Build AutomationReference Data

Build AutomationEnterprise Semantic Model

Data Design

Integration Design

Data LinageData Linage

Mapping and Transformation

Mapping and TransformationData Profiling

Data GovernanceGovernance

Data Dictionary

Build Automation Build Automation

 

How Affirma Works

Learn about the Affirma flow of capabilities and how they build upon each other to support the management of your data journey.

Affirma incrementally manages the data journey by building upon capabilities which enables an end-to-end view of data for both internal and external uses with respect to your organization.

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