Slide #: VIII
Language of Architecture, IT Goals, Users and XML
relational deployment with software

Key considerations, then, are applicable goals. Data warehousing is simplified by the mapping of multiple sources to a central one. Leveraging the recent strides for warehousing from OMG, a proponent developer of UML, using UML as the central model provides both versatility and ready adaptability of any format. XMuLator keeps its internal virtual representation of the data in UML classes. Users can transform into everything from XML to HTML, to PDF if need be, and visual mappings to XML graphic standards like SVG are also possible. When a technology, standard, or data source changes or becomes more granular, the entire mapping need not be changed, only the mapping of the particular division experiencing the change to the central model. All storage structure datatypes retain their interoperability through their mapping to the central model. This decreases the number of conversions and mapping to be learned. It insures longevity of the solution, and scalability with the enterprise. This also meets XML strategy of tracking standards, being able to move when a recommendation advances without loosing leading-edge/ahead of the edge test deployments, and maintaining a repository of markup types while insuring compatibility with other industry standards and not requiring large changes for Sun divisions to participate in ebXML, etc. "Sun Systems Knowledge Repository for Information Technology."

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