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2014 IEEE 18th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops and Demonstrations (EDOCW) (2014)
Ulm, Germany
Sept. 1, 2014 to Sept. 2, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-5467-4
pp: 266-275
ABSTRACT
Current approaches for enterprise architecture lack analytical instruments for cyclic evaluations of business and system architectures in real business enterprise system environments. This impedes the broad use of enterprise architecture methodologies. Furthermore, the permanent evolution of systems desynchronizes quickly model representation and reality. Therefore we are introducing an approach for complementing the existing top-down approach for the creation of enterprise architecture with a bottom approach. Enterprise Architecture Analytics uses the architectural information contained in many infrastructures to provide architectural information. By applying Big Data technologies it is possible to exploit this information and to create architectural information. That means, Enterprise Architectures may be discovered, analyzed and optimized using analytics. The increased availability of architectural data also improves the possibilities to verify the compliance of Enterprise Architectures. Architectural decisions are linked to clustered architecture artifacts and categories according to a holistic EAM Reference Architecture with specific architecture metamodels. A special suited EAM Maturity Framework provides the base for systematic and analytics supported assessments of architecture capabilities.
INDEX TERMS
Computer architecture, Big data, Cloud computing, Computational modeling, Organizations, Measurement,Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Analytics
CITATION
Rainer Schmidt, Matthias Wissotzki, Dirk Jugel, Michael Mohring, Kurt Sandkuhl, Alfred Zimmermann, "Towards a Framework for Enterprise Architecture Analytics", 2014 IEEE 18th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops and Demonstrations (EDOCW), vol. 00, no. , pp. 266-275, 2014, doi:10.1109/EDOCW.2014.47
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