10 Great Reasons to Attend WWDVC

To say that the WWDVC is the most fun, informative and educational Data Vault related conference on the planet and attracts some of the best technology minds from across the planet would be an understatement. This year 2017 is no … Read more

Why I hate “NoSQL” …

Today we’ll rant on the term “NoSQL” which is even more ambiguous than the term “big data” with it’s ever changing definition. By the way, I quite dislike the term big data as well which has become a big machine … Read more

Moving The Problem

I got a very good question today (and it’s a common one), so lets address it. “Isn’t moving work like cleansing and business rules downstream of the Data Warehouse (DV) just shifting the problem? We still need to fix it. … Read more

What Would Batman Do?

Yes Batman! He’s vulnerable! Batman is one of the most interesting superheroes because unlike spiderman, superman or the hulk; he as NO superpowers. Zilch … Nada … Zero! So, what keeps the guy going? A ton of money? (It helps) … Read more

The End Of Big Data As …

… You know it (and the beginning of “pragmatic” solutions). As 2014 is launched, we wanted to talk about one of the most hyped up topics of last year … big data and of course the hadoop project. But first, here’s to … Read more

Gartner Calls the “Data Lake” a Swamp!

A few days ago, an analyst at Gartner group came out with an interesting description of the “Data Lake” concept on a blog post and concluded that it was essentially a “swamp” (and other murky metaphors). So, why the hype … Read more

History of the Data Vault

Today lets talk about what influenced the Data Vault Architecture … At the time Dan invented the DV (1990) the concept of 3NF DWs and Dimensional Modeling was already there. However, these only influenced the modeling aspects of the DV. … Read more