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Document Databases Part 4 – Logical Models

The documentation of a database with a logical model is an important step in the database development process for several reasons:

  • Communication: A logical model serves as a visual representation of the database structure, making it easier for developers, stakeholders, and end-users to understand how organization of the data and how distinct entities relate to each other. This can improve communication and reduce misunderstandings, which can lead to a more successful project.
  • Consistency: A logical model serves as a blueprint for the database, ensuring that one design it. This is important because consistency can improve the maintainability and reliability of the database. By documenting the database with a logical model, developers can ensure everyone involved in the project is working towards the same goal.
  • Scalability: A logical model can help ensure that one designed the database in a way that is scalable. This means that one can expand the database as the amount of data grows. By documenting the database with a logical model, developers can ensure one can extend the database without requiring a complete redesign.
  • Documentation: A logical model can serve as documentation for the database, providing a record of how one designed the database and how distinct entities relate to each other. This can be useful for future developers who need to understand the structure of the database. It can also be useful for compliance, as it provides a record of how one designed and built the database.

Watch this video to discover the steps to documenting a database with a logical model using IDERA’s ER/Studio Data Architect.

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