In the next chapter we will start with hands-on exercises to develop MDS data structures. In order to work in a MDS team environment, its necessary to speak the same language and understand MDS jargon and constructs. We will go over different MDS related terms commonly used while working with MDS. This will help us develop a comfort zone in communicating in a MDS team environment as well as develop the base for working with tools like Master Data Manager. Once we are thorough about MDS data organization concepts and database objects, we will be ready to start shaping our first model. So consider learning these constructs in detail. This chapter will provide the simplified definition as well as reference links for detailed study of each term.
We looked at some of the major terms and constructs in MDS. In the next chapter we will develop a sample MDS model and learn about loading data into MDS from external data sources.