Golden Record aka Master Data is very flexible and allows you to name your Concepts, Details and Events in any way that makes sense to you or your organisation.

When dealing with data that is stored in multiple systems of record there are a number of patterns we have seen for how you create a golden record for these. These can also be referred to as Master Data or Single View.

Feel free to pick one and use it or make up your own naming standards/ontology/taxonomy.

Examples of Golden Records we have seen are:

  • Customers

  • Suppliers

  • Employees

  • Products

These examples are interchangeable in the pattern, for our examples we will use Customers .

Golden Record Concept Pattern

Single combined Golden Record Concept


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