Master Data Services: Analogy to remember what are Models, Entities and Attributes

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Let’s understand master data services terminologies using an analogy. We’ll use the world of RDBMS for our analogy:

Terminology in MDS Analogy w/ RDBMS
 Models  SQL server Schema which is used to group logical entities together.
 Entities  Table
Attributes Columns

And here’s a picture that captures the thought: Models contains entities; entities contains Attributes:

master data services models entities attributes

And Here’s the official reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633763.aspx

Conclusion:

Thinking about the master data services terminologies by drawing an analogy helps me remember them – I hope it helps someone out there too.

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