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.|
And here’s a picture that captures the thought: Models contains entities; entities contains Attributes:
And Here’s the official reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633763.aspx
Thinking about the master data services terminologies by drawing an analogy helps me remember them – I hope it helps someone out there too.