MDA Journal: Radical Simplification – In-Memory Databases Challenge Assumptions in Enterprise IT

MDA Journal: Radical Simplification – In-Memory Databases Challenge Assumptions in Enterprise IT In light of the new in-memory database technology, David Frankel considers its potential impact on current practices in data-warehousing, business processes, the design of operational applications and multi-tiered systems. IT professionals will want to read David’s astute observations and words of wisdom when […]

MDA Journal: UML Profiling Comes of Age

MDA Journal: UML Profiling Comes of Age For the past ten years, David Frankel has witnessed and participated in the effort to develop frameworks that allow enterprise architects to create domain-specific graphical modeling languages and tools with less effort than has been required in the past. In this Column, David reports that, to a significant […]

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability for SOA

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability for SOA In his June MDA Journal Column, David Frankel discussed how a new organization named BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network) (www.bian.org) is defining standards for service-oriented architecture in the banking industry and is using techniques to promote semantic interoperability. In this month’s Column, Dave explains how BIAN is using these […]

MDA Journal: Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) – Standardization for Semantic Interoperability

MDA Journal: Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) – Standardization for Semantic Interoperability Created in 2008 to define standards for service-oriented architecture in the banking industry, BIAN takes an unusual approach to vertical market software standardization that focuses on semantic interoperability. David Frankel offers a thoughtful and engaging analysis of the challenges confronted by IT units […]

MDA Journal: XBRL Strategic Initiatives

MDA Journal: XBRL Strategic Initiatives In his April 2009 Column, David Frankel expressed a hope that the growing community of XBRL stakeholders would support new architectural and governance mechanisms needed to scale XBRL up for mass adoption. Recently XBRL International, Inc. (XII) announced a series of strategic initiatives designed with that in mind. In his […]

MDA Journal: New Dimensions in Business Applications

MDA Journal: New Dimensions in Business Applications In his September 2010 installment of the MDA Journal, David Frankel discussed some new dimensions of cloud computing and mobile devices that present opportunities and challenges for enterprise-class business applications. In this Column, he explores additional new dimensions that impact business applications, providing added value but also creating […]

MDA Journal: Business Applications in the Cloud-Mobility Era

MDA Journal: Business Applications in the Cloud-Mobility Era Considering Cloud Computing from a different perspective, David Frankel discusses the potential business benefits made possible by the new technology, as well as the complexity it introduces in dealing with scalability. He believes model-driven approaches to enterprise software, although not a cure-all, can play an important role […]

MDA Journal: The ISO 20022 Common Global Implementation – Streamlining Corporate-Bank Connectivity

MDA Journal: The ISO 20022 Common Global Implementation – Streamlining Corporate-Bank Connectivity In his Column this month, David Frankel parses the ISO 20022 payment and cash management messages which aim to streamline electronic communication between banks and corporate customers. This initiative has recently gained traction globally and, once the growing pains are addressed, promises a […]

MDA Journal: Semantic Metadata—Tapping the Potential of Semantic Ontologies

MDA Journal: Semantic Metadata—Tapping the Potential of Semantic Ontologies David Frankel has written extensively on semantic interoperability problems and has suggested solutions to many of them. Those readers familiar with Dave’s previous Columns on this subject know that he considers semantic interoperability a major economic enabler. This month, he focuses on semantic ontologies and where […]

MDA Journal: A Decade of MDA – An Appraisal

MDA Journal: A Decade of MDA – An Appraisal In 2000 the Object Management Group (OMG) launched its Model Driven Architecture (MDA) initiative. Dave Frankel offers a retrospective on the evolution of MDA during the subsequent ten years, discussing what it evolved from, how it was first envisioned, and what it has evolved to. Read […]