“Data modeling” is a term being used more and more these days. How many people actually know what it is and where it came from? DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “A Brief History of Data Modeling.”
Data modeling is the act of creating a data model, whether it is physical, logical, conceptual, etc. It includes defining and determining the data needs of an organization, and its goals. The act of data modeling defines not just data elements, but also the structures they form and the relationships between them.
The concept of data modeling started becoming important in the 1960s, as information management systems became popular. Prior to 1960, there was very little data or data storage. Computers of this time were essentially giant calculators. Remember the computer room at work? It was the size of a football field.
Melody K. Smith
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