A canonical data model (CDM) refers to a layout pattern software engineers use to homogenize data structure and format. It is a common data representation that comprises numerous data formats, facilitating consistent data assessment and streamlining integration.

CDM is a universal translator in environments that use diverse data formats and apps. So, instead of building point-to-point data integrations between every app, every system maps its data to the CDM. This ensures that the data flows effortlessly between systems, removing the need for multiple different modifications.

Advantages of the Use of the Canonical Information Model

Disadvantages of Using the Canonical Facts Model