Galaxonomy\Introduction

Galaxonomy Introduction

Welcome to Galaxonomy

We are the Universal Constant ID (UCID) Authority.

Galaxonomy allows you to create UCIDs for any conceivable data definition requirement.

All UCIDs created are openly & freely shared and available to all data engineers.

A simple publishing process ensures every published UCID has been configured correctly and adequately, a task undertaken by Galaxonomy Administrators on behalf of data engineers World Wide.

Why use Galaxonomy UCIDs?

Data engineers will know that all ids used in their databases, including table, column and relationship names, are custom engineered for each database/application. This is fine within the database/application scope. However, when you wish to share/exchange and otherwise interface with external databases/applications you immediately encounter problems matching up data. A custom interface/translator is required for every database pair.

The table and column naming must be discovered and matched, such as 'Postcode' v 'ZIP Code' etc - they must match and translate precisely.

That 'simple' problem recurs for every table and column creating a semantically infinite problem space.

Galaxonomy provides a UCID to use for every desired data element, that remains constant, to identify publically and robustly each and every data element!

You can engineer a database using UCIDs or link UCIDs to tables and columns in your database (using views or extended schema properties) for those data elements you intend to publish for external interfacing. Galaxonomy provides tools that generate script that creates extended properties for you, just edit with your table and column names.

This then opens up a broad range of Galaxonomy opportunities, including:

  • A single interface with all databases implementing Galaxonomy
  • Rich type and precise context for every UCID.
  • Instant type discovery by all consumers of your data.
  • Eliminates data ambiguity.
  • Your data has universal referential integrity.
  • A fast growing Galaxonomy template and function library.
  • HTML5 and JSON validated forms generation

The Galaxonomy technology implements a robust and versatile object and type definition schema within a taxonomy hierarchy, providing accurate meaning and rich context for every UCID.

The field opening up based upon a commonly agreed ID for every distinct type of data is vast. It is a new field and we are keen to hear from data engineers as to how this can help them and any UCID services they would like to see.

Please explore Galaxonomy during this beta phase. It is planned for release in February 2017.