The Data Management Association DAMA International

What is Data Management?


What is MIKE2.0?

What is TOGAF?

What is the Zachman Framework?

Protect your enterprise's most valuable asset. Data.
Business processes exist to manage this asset.
Most designers focus on processes, creating a fragmented, redundant architecture. But a data-centric will create a highly integrated, streamlined architecture.

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  • Data Management (DAMA): The business function that developes and executes plans, policies, practices, and projects that acquire, control, protect, deliver, and enhance the value of data.
  • Information Management (DAMA): The management of data in context, with relevance and timeframes, for business benefit.
  • Data Architecture (DAMA): The method of design and construction of an integrated data resource that is business driven, based on real-world subjects as perceived by the organisation, and implemented into appropriate operating environments. It consistes of components that provide a consistent foundation across organisational boundaries to provide easily identifiable, readily available, high-quality data to support the curent and future business information demand.
  • Enterprise Data Architecture (DAMA): A master set of data models and design approaches identifying the strategic data requirements and the components of data management solutions, usually at the enterprise level. It is an important part of the larger enterprise architecture that includes business, process and technology architecture.
  • Information Architecture (DAMA): The analysis and design of the data stored by information systems, concentrating on entities, their attribues, and their relationships.


  • The DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge is a functional framework consisting of the functional decomposition of ten data management functions mapped against seven environmental elements (Goals & Principles, Activities, Deliverables, Roles & Responsibilities, Practices & Techniques, Technology, and Organisation & Culture).

    DAMA Data Management Functions

    DAMA Data Management Functions


  • The Method for an Integrated Knowledge Environment (MIKE2.0), is an open source methodology for Enterprise Information Management that provides a framework for information development. The MIKE2.0 Methodology is part of the overall Open Methodology Framework.

    MIKE2.0 is a comprehensive set of IM Solutions delivered in 5 Phases from Strategy to Operate with a detailed Usage Model based on the SAFE Architecture managed by Information Governance integrated with a Collaborative Community providing free Assets and Accelerators to benefit the Industry and Individuals which has been implemented many times.


  • TOGAF, an Open Group Standard, is a proven enterprise architecture methodology and framework used by the world's leading organizations to improve business efficiency. It is the most prominent and reliable enterprise architecture standard, ensuring consistent standards, methods, and communication among enterprise architecture professionals.

    Zachman Framework
    John Zachman is seen as the father of
    Enterprise Architecture. The Zachman Framework is a classification schema used to organize an enterprise's artifacts and help facilitate thinking, reasoning, and communicating among the participants in the enterprise. It is an approach to structured technology development.

    The Zachman Framework is organized as a 6×6 matrix - 36 cells in all. The Zachman Framework is relevant in the context of Data and Information. One of the six columns of the Zachman Framework, the "What" column, is dedicated to Data. Usually other frameworks such as TOGAF can be related to the Zachman Framework, and often similar activities are conducted and similar artifacts are produced.

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