The presentation derived from a custom overview of the FIBO data model for a European retail and commercial bank. While every bank and data architecture team is different, challenges and solutions apply to most banks of similar size and semantic technology sophistication. This general introduction addresses the generic Everyone’s Midsize Bank, EMB.
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FIBO is the authoritative model of Financial Industry concepts, their definitions, and relations.
The Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC) is the Global Association of over 200 Financial Institutions (FI).
• Data Management best practices
• Development and implementation of Data Standards.
EDMC members, mainly the large FI*, developed the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO), a business conceptual model.
More than 1600 classes detail financial instruments, business entities and processes.
*The EDMC membership Tier A starts at $200 billion in assets under management. Midsize banks for FIB-DM licenses, and this document are banks with assets between $50 and $200 billion.
Everyone’s midsize Bank (EMB) Data architecture team
• Logical & Physical Data Modeling • Data Modeling Tool
• Data Management & integration • Vendor Data Model (s)
• Data Management Capability
• Policies, rules, and standards
Assessment Model (DCAM)
• Support for programs and projects
• Looking at FIBO
• Semantic technologies • Industry Standards
Recognized FIBO and Industry DM expert
“Jurgen was a key participant in our work on the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) – an open ontology about financial instruments, entities and contractual obligations. He is a skilled ontologist who understands the application of linked data and semantic technology. I’ve had him speak to our industry when I ran the Enterprise Data Management Council and relied on his expertise to advance our work on semantic standards.” (Michael Atkin, Managing Director at the EDM Council)
“Jurgen has taught my team and me so much about data, specifically ontologies, structures and standards. We started out as a group with no knowledge of ontologies, triple stores, RDF, OWL or industry standards like FIBO. He trained my architects (some of whom I’d now call ontologists) and he’s been an excellent source of knowledge for all things data, especially new innovations in language and semantics. We’ve relied on him as our resident expert and I’ve loaned him out to other parts of the bank (who’ve also learned about semantics and ontologies). Jurgen was a great addition to our team, a great contributor to our work and I’d have him back whenever I can.” (Shannon Walker, Director at Deutsche Bank)
“Calling Jurgen a data modeler is a huge understatement. Jurgen’s contribution to our work in GTS was foundational and invaluable. Part evangelist, part subject matter expert, part data modeler, and part strategist, Jurgen brings the force of his personality and vision to every assignment, which happens to be a very good thing for the enterprise. Jurgen is also very willing to contribute not only to the strategic agenda but also to the workaday agenda, creating work products which move the project forward. In the era of model-centric enterprise architecture, Jurgen can be a game-changing component to your strategy. Above and beyond professional qualifications, Jurgen is also a good colleague and a good business partner.” (Vin Siegfried, SVP at Citi bank)
There is a chasm between semantic and conventional data management.
Large Financial Institutions (FI) already implemented FIBO.
The EDMC specified FIBO in Ontology Web Language (OWL).
OWL runs on specialized databases, RDF (triple) stores
Mid-size banks face high barriers: Tooling, database systems, and human expertise.
OWL needs highly specialized ontologists.
IT-departments must still support and design relational databases. No midsize bank has an RDF-store in production
FIB-DM is the bridge across the chasm.
The Industry Standard is available in your Data Modeling tool.
Semantic Enterprise Information Architecture
Semantic Model-Driven Development, common names, definitions and design patterns.
70% of FIB-DM entities are a subtype of the concept entity
The concepts and vocabulary directly derive from the data model. https://youtu.be/pk6Ul0ghnZE
The concepts and vocabulary directly correspond to the ontology.
Guide to the Reference Sheets
Concept Name (Abbr.) Subtypes
Explanation and examples of concept relationships
significant Concept Relationships
Finance key point
Barriers to leveraging FIBO for DA (stories)
Large New York Bank needs Schema for the new Security Master System, trying to leverage FIBO for Logical Data Model.
Challenge: Data Architects are not familiar with RDF/OWL and have no experience in Protégé or Topbraid Manual workaround: Ontologist writes SPARQL queries to extract metadata into MS-Excel spreadsheets.
Update: In September, the NYC bank downloaded the FIB-DM core.
Connecticut Hedge Fund Ontology For SEC compliance needs a relational platform
Challenge: Converting operational ontology of some 200 FIBO and hedge fund specific classes Manual workaround: Transcription of graphs into ERWin diagrams.
Challenge: Data Architects are not familiar with RDF/OWL and have no experience in Protégé or Topbraid
Manual workaround: Manual transcription of ontology graphs into your data modeling tool.
EMB Copy & paste FIBO documentation.
Configurable Ontology to Data –Model Transformation (CODT)
Sparx imports Comma Separated Value, CSV files. To support the Class XLSX
Domain ontology generates a perfect CDM
Ontology graph, FIBO Conceptual Data Model, FIB-DM
This entity-relationship diagram is the best representation of the Bank Account, its provider, and ID.
There are no missing and no superfluous entities and relationships in the design.
The FIBO in Sparx Enterprise Architect
The packages in the browser reflect the
FIBO module structure.
Notice the property tags with complete FIBO documentation and lineage.
Version, support & maintenance
FIB-DM DATA MODELING TOOLS
Paradigm As of November 10, 2010:
143 Downloads (form submissions)
Most downloads are from Banks and Investment Companies on ERWin and PowerDesigner.
16% of FIB-DM users are on Sparx EA.
FIB-DM has a major annual release, following the EDM Council FIBO Production schedule.
There are interim model upgrades when new ontology modules release into production.
Licensees with maintenance contracts get the FIB-DM version six weeks after the FIBO release.
The current FIB-DM version is as of FIBO Q4 Production, released in January 2019.
The next major release comes in February/March 2020.
Path and special offer for EMB
Immediate ROI using
the FIBO content and 2021, Semantic design patterns from Enterprise
day one. 2020, train GDO Architecture
OWL. Easy to learn a new language, OWL
Customize FIBO and tooling; if you already know the 2019, adopt the to become the content and design. Industry SEB Enterprise
Standard, FIBO Ontology Become a reference
data and implementation, and I can concept model teach and advise you.
Further reading and watching
Education path, visual guide to FIB
The FIB-DM website
• scalable SVG diagrams of the complete subtype hierarchies
• Diagrams of the Concept Maps https://fib-dm.com/financial-industry-businessconcept-relationships/
Follow the FIB-DM LinkedIn page for news, updates, and to read and share comments. https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/fib-dm/
Watch FIB-DM Education videos on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/c/fibdm