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


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

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

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:


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