David Frankel Consulting

Published Articles Written by David S. Frankel

David Frankel goes to a great deal of effort to communicate effectively in writing.  He has published two books and many dozens of articles during his career.

The six articles listed here were written during the past few years, and reflect work that David Frankel has been doing in the IT industry in that period.  The articles are installments of David's MDA Journal column, published in the online journal Business Process Trends, and updated in 2013.

Also see the series of eight articles David published in 2014 as background reading for his seminar series.


This series of articles is about the impact of new hardware and software technologies on IT and business practices:

Business Applications in the Cloud-Mobility Era

This article looks at the impact of cloud and mobile technologies on enterprise computing, examining the substantial benefits as well as the risks posed by the increased complexity.  It offers some model-driven approaches for managing the complexity as we scale up.

New Dimensions in Business Applications
Building on the previous article, here we consider the effects of additional new technologies and trends -- including sensors, communicating appliances, linked data, social computing, sustainability, and big data -- which portend breathtaking change in enterprise applications.

Radical Simplification - In-Memory Databases Challenge Assumptions in Enterprise IT
This article takes a look at in-memory database technology and its potential impact on data-warehousing, business processes, the design of operational applications, and multi-tiered software architecture.

These more technical articles introduce powerful modeling techniques to improve interoperability of data and services:


Semantic Metadata for Data Integration: Making Semantic Vocabularies and Ontologies Actionable
Semantic interoperability of data is the ability of multiple parties to coordinate their functioning based on a shared understanding of the data that flows among them.  Low levels of semantic interoperability cost enterprises serious money. This article explains techniques for using what David Frankel calls semantic metadata, to improve semantic interoperability.

Semantic Interoperability for SOA

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), a relatively new standards organization, is defining a common service-oriented architecture for the banking industry.  This article explains how BIAN is adopting techniques for enhancing semantic interoperability that were originally designed for data modeling, and is extending them to service modeling.

UML Profiling Comes of Age
When the Model-Driven Architecture(tm) initiative was launched over ten years ago, its advocates envisioned standards-based frameworks that allow enterprise architects to create domain-specific graphical modeling languages and tools, with much less effort than has been required in the past. This article reports substantial progress toward that goal.

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