Moving Data - an Overview

Moving Data - an Overview - Moving Data and Other Digital...

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Moving “Data” and Other Digital Content: An Overview as prepared by Richard M. Kesner with the help of Bruce Russell and Mike Zack
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Introduction Most data in a business setting are generated as part of some business process and usually in conjunction with an enabling information technology system (a.k.a. a functional system or application). For example: Accounting data => Accounting System Inventory data => Inventory System Customer data => Customer Information/Relationship Management System All of these functional systems possess backend databases to store the data generated by their respective business process transactions. With the coming of the Internet Age and the digitization of graphics, photographs, audio clips, and even full-motion videos, some business applications possess databases built to accommodate these object- oriented data elements, including: online product catalogs that include product photographs media distribution services that include audio and video clip libraries help desk and training services that include graphic step-by-step instructions Web pages that derive and present multi-media content from other Web site information providers . 2 prepared by rmk 10/19/08
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Source System Data prepared by rmk 10/19/08 3 When considering the movement of data, we focus first on the so- called “source” system where the transactional data resides. Typically business process participants (including, sometimes other computer systems) enter data into the application, which in turn stores this data in its own back-end database. It is from this “data store” that data from one functional system is moved/shared with other systems. Transactional (a.k.a. source) System Data may be extracted here for other purposes.
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The Need to Move Data Around prepared by rmk 10/19/08 4 Though data may be collected/created for a specific purpose (i.e. a
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course MISM 1201 taught by Professor M during the Spring '12 term at Northeastern.

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