Data Assets

[bok-callout]Data Asset
Data Asset is (the unique name for) an Asset Type of which the instance assets (and all instances instantiating its subtypes) pertain to the technical data organization .
For example:

  • ‘Data Element’ and ‘Data Structure are the name of asset types; both being subtypes of ‘Data Asset’.
  • ‘COL_PERS_NAME’ is the name of an asset of type ‘Data Element’, and therefore also of type ‘Data Asset’.
  • ‘Business Term’ is an asset type which is not a subtype of ‘Data Asset’ as it does not pertain to the technical data organization (instead it is a subtype of Business Asset).

[/bok-callout]

This section gives an overview of Data Asset Types that come out of the box with the Data Governance Center 4.6. If you are logged in as a user with sysadmin role, you can browse this part of the Operating Model by going to the Settings menu, and then chose Assignment in the Attributes pane. 

The out-of-the-box Operating Model provides the following Data Asset Types:

  • Data Structure for grouping Data Elements:
    • Data Model
    • Data Entity
    • Database Table
  • Data Element:
    • Data Attribute
    • Table Column
  • Code Value
  • Code Set, for grouping Code Values;
  • Crosswalk: for mapping between Code Values;
  • Mapping Specification for mapping between Data Elements or Data Structures.

Data Asset Types can be – by default – grouped in three special Domain Types:

  1. Mapping Domain
  2. Data Asset Domain
  3. Codelist

Following diagram shows the default Relation Types (omitting Attribute Types) that should set up your data-asset driven traceability.