Architecture domain

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Structure of the "Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework" (FEAF), presented in 2001, which determined four architectural domains.[1]

An architecture domain in enterprise architecture is a broad view of an enterprise or system. It is a partial representation of a whole system that addresses several concerns of several stakeholders. It is a description that hides other views or facets of the system described.



In the context of enterprise architecture, according to Bernus (2005), it is common to distinguish up to three or four types of architecture, each corresponding to its particular architecture or architectural domain. [2]

The most regular examples of these domains are Business architecture, Information systems architecture often subdivided into Data and Application architecture, and Technology architecture. These architectural domains can be considered to be "structuring criterion for a collection of architecture products". According to Bernus (2005), they should not be confused with "the application domain of the framework as such".[2]

Typical architecture domains

Typical architecture domains are summarised below, along the lines described in several sources:[3]

See also


  1. ^ Chief Information Officer Council (2001) A Practical Guide to Federal Enterprise Architecture. Feb 2001.
  2. ^ a b Péter Bernus (2005). Knowledge Sharing in the Integrated Enterprise. p.133-139.
  3. ^ Several sources name a series of architecture domains, for example:
    • The "Open Reference Model for Enterprise and Solution Architects" used in the Avancier Method.
    • The FEAF
    • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework).