Category: Asset Management

Date: 22/02/2024

Subject: The Seven components of an Asset Management Semantic Layer that creates a Single Source of Truth.

Audience: LinkedIn

Topic: The semantic layer provides a consistent and business-friendly view of your asset data, making it easier for non-technical users and Asset Managers to access and analyse related information for your critical infrastructure.

Our Semantic-7 components are ….

➡️ Data Quality & Governance Methodology:  Mechanisms for enforcing data quality standards and governance policies that ensures the data presented through the semantic layer is accurate, consistent, and aligned with the organisation's data governance principles.

➡️ Master Data & Metadata Management: Metadata, such as data definitions, descriptions, pre-defined calculations and aggregations that align technical terms and business terms for enhanced understanding of the data whilst promoting data lineage tracking for better data governance.

➡️ Data Integration: Enables the semantic layer to pull data from various sources and present it in a unified manner that includes support for different data formats, structures, and interoperability with data preparation mechanisms across multiple business systems and domains.

➡️ Security Layer: Incorporates security measures to control access to sensitive data through user authentication, authorisation, and role-based access and delivery controls to ensure that users only see and action the data they are allowed to access.

➡️ Data Modelling & Abstraction: The modelling and abstraction methods understand defined relationships between data elements and are capable of shielding users from the technical details and assorted complexities; which in turn, allows them to interact with data using business terms and concepts.

➡️ Optimisation for Performance & Extensibility: The semantic layer may include optimisation mechanisms to enhance query performance that usually involves caching, indexing, and other techniques to ensure that users experience fast response times when searching, analysing data, and taking appropriate or guided actions.

➡️ User-Friendly UI/UX: Provides interactive tools and capabilities that facilitate easy exploration of data, query design, reports, dashboards and knowledge graphs which are meaningful to business intelligence, insights, and eventual actions.

When combined, the Semantic-7 provide a Single Source of Truth that gets the right data, to the right folk, at the right time.

For more detailed information on this capability and our Enterprise level Unified NameSpace, contact Diriger or read our Insight Paper at: A Single Source of Truth Leaves No Asset Data Behind