ArchiMate Application Layer - Passive Structure Concept

Passive Structure Concept

Data Object

  • Data Object is a passive element suitable for automated processing. It represents the “Data Entities” of a formal data model that can be eventually used by databases. Must be meaningful to both the Business and Application layers. Name should be a noun.

Example

The model below illustrates two ways to use the realization relationship. An application (component) Financial application realizes the Billing service (application); the Billing data object realizes the business object Invoice.

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Note That

  • Data Object accessed by Application Function, Interaction, Service.

  • Data Object realises a Business Object

  • Artifact realises a Data Object

  • Data Object associated, specialised, aggregated or composed of other Data Objects

A Data Object represents the “Data Entities” of a formal data model that can be eventually used by databases. Must be meaningful to both the Business and Application layers. Name should be a noun.