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What Is Data Management?

The official definition provided by DAMA or Boucher: "Data Resource Management is the development and execution of architectures, policies, practices and procedures that properly manage the full data lifecycle needs of an enterprise." This definition is fairly broad and encompasses a number of professions which may not have direct technical contact with lower-level aspects of data management, such as relational database management.

Alternatively, the definition provided in the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK) is: "Data management is the development, execution and supervision of plans, policies, programs and practices that control, protect, deliver and enhance the value of data and information assets."

Topics in Data Management

Topics in Data Management, grouped by the DAMA DMBOK Framework, include:
  1. Data Governance
  * Data asset
  * Data governance
  * Data steward
  2. Data Architecture, Analysis and Design
  * Data analysis
  * Data architecture
  * Data modeling
  3. Database Management
  * Data maintenance
  * Database administration
  * Database management system
  4. Data Security Management
  * Data access
  * Data erasure
  * Data privacy
  * Data security
  5. Data Quality Management
  * Data cleansing
  * Data integrity
  * Data quality
  * Data quality assurance
  6. Reference and Master Data Management
  * Data integration
  * Master Data Management
  * Reference data
  7. Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Management
  * Business intelligence
  * Data mart
  * Data mining
  * Data movement (extract, transform and load)
  * Data warehousing
  8. Document, Record and Content Management
  * Document management system
  * Records management
  9. Meta Data Management
  * Meta-data management
  * Metadata
  * Metadata discovery
  * Metadata publishing
  * Metadata registry

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