Sybase PowerDesigner

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Sybase PowerDesigner is a data modelling software.

Types of models

The PowerDesigner modeling environment supports several types of models:

Conceptual Data Model (CDM)

to model the overall logical structure of a database, independent from any software or data storage structure considerations. A valid CDM can be converted to a PDM or an OOM

Physical Data Model (PDM)

to model the overall physical structure of a database, taking into account DBMS software or data storage structure considerations. A valid PDM can be converted to a CDM or an OOM

Object Oriented Model (OOM)

To model a software system using an object-oriented approach for Java or other object languages. A valid OOM can be converted to a CDM or a PDM

Business Process Model (BPM)

to model the means by which one or more processes are accomplished in operating business practices

XML Model (XSM)

to model the structure of an XML file using a DTD or an XML schema

Requirements Model (RQM)

to list and document the customer needs that must be satisfied during a development process

Information Liquidity Model (ILM)

to model the replication of information from a source database to one or several remote databases using replication engines

Free Model (FEM)

to create any kind of chart, diagram, in a context free environment


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