What is data architecture?
Data architecture describes the data structures and methods for managing data in modern software systems (modern data architecture). It describes an organization’s structure for logical and physical data assets and data management resources. Data architecture defines an organization’s data assets, maps data flows through its systems, and serves as a blueprint for how data is used and managed. The aim of a data architecture is to make sure data is properly managed and meets the information needs of the business.
Data architectures are defined by data architects. A data architect is an IT professional responsible for defining the policies, procedures, models and technologies to be used in collecting, organizing, storing and accessing company information. The position is often confused with a database architect and data engineer.