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#datavault on-line implementation training portal open!

Published on 2012/03/05 by in Data Vault, News

To all, my new ton-line implementation training portal is now open at: http://LearnDataVault.com   It’s focus is classes that help you build and implement Data Vault style data warehouses, along with the ETL processes.  Some of the topics I cover include performance and tuning.

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#NoSQL platforms and #datavault curiosity, #bigdata, #datamodeling

Published on 2014/07/01 by in Data Vault

I recently had the pleasure of an e-mail exchange with regard to NoSQL platforms (one in particular), and the use of Data Vault Models.  I need to start by saying that this post is published with permission of the author of the email question.  In this post I will dive a little deeper in to the work that Sanjay Pande, Michael Olschimke, and I are working on together around Big Data, NoSQL, Data Vault Modeling.  This is all still work in progress.  I am more than happy to entertain corrections, additional thoughts, comments, and questions – just post them at the end of the blog. Read more…

 
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#DataVault 2.0 Boot Camp in September, Kentucky USA

Published on 2014/07/01 by in News

To all those interested, I will be holding my first and only Data Vault 2.0 Boot Camp and PRIVATE Certification in September, in Kentucky, USA at the offices of Clear Measures.  If you are interested in attending, this is the place to be!

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#datavault 1.0 and Data Vault 2.0 do NOT compete.

Published on 2014/06/30 by in Data Vault

For those of you wondering about the differences, the similarities, and the components of DV1 versus DV2, wonder no more.  In this post I will expose (at a high level) the pieces in DV1 and DV2.  As you may or may not know, I am the inventor and founder of both DV1 and DV2 techniques.  This entry is at the business level, and describes the components without diving in to the technical details. Read more…

 
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#bigdata, logfiles and Business Keys? #nosql, #datavault, #asset

Published on 2014/06/30 by in Data Vault

Welcome back for those of you following my series of posts.  Thank-you.  For those who haven’t read my posts yet – (yes, that’s you), why not?  (just kidding), anyhow, this is the third in a series of posts on Big Data, Data Lakes, turning data in to an asset for your organization.  In this entry I will discuss business keys, data vault, with a focus on machine generated files (which have no good natural business key – or so you say). Read more…

 
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Why Business Keys are Asset Valuation Pieces, #bigdata, #nosql, #datavault

Published on 2014/06/30 by in Data Vault

In my previous entry I spoke about the nature of data lakes, and data swamps.  I introduced two central themes to making unstructured data and multi-structured data useful (ie measurable as an asset to the business).  In this post I will dive a little deeper in to the notion of business keys, why they are important, and the kinds of business questions you can and shouldbe asking from ANY business intelligence solution. Read more…

 
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Is Data Your Most Important Asset? #datalake, #nosql, #bigdata, #datavault

Published on 2014/06/30 by in Data Vault

In the coming posts I will be discussing data as an asset, and turning data in to information.  But in order to get there – we have to step back and first understand this notion of data lake, data swamp, NoSQL, Big Data, and Unstructured data.  We need to take a serious look at how all of these systems play together – or can they play together?  The problems with today’s data gathering is just that, we create data junkyards and data swamps by simply dumping more data into a common data store – without regard to it’s impact to business, IT, and the costs that it bears. Read more…

 
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#datavault 2.0 Executive Meet & Greet in @CityOfSydney in August

Published on 2014/06/22 by in News

I am proud to say that the implementation of Data Vault 2.0 continues to gather momentum in Australia. I am visiting Sydney again in August to train and certify a large number of data modeling personnel within a Financial Services / Insurance company. I am seeing increasing interest in the application of Data Vault 2.0 principles within the realms of Agile/SCRUM, CMMI Level 5, big data, real-time, unstructured data, Hadoop, MPP databases and NoSQL. Contact my Australian Partner Analytics8 to learn more about Data Vault 2.0, engage them for your implementation or train and certify your personnel.

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#datavault standards, what really matters?

I’ve had the pleasure recently of discussing this topic both publicly and privately with all kinds of people in the Data Vault community.  For this, I say thank-you for all your wonderful insights.  I now see a bit where the confusion lies (ie: what is and is not a Data Vault), what are the acceptable modifications? can I make modifications and still call it a Data Vault?  how do I use and leverage the DV techniques without “being so rigid”, and yet make them work for my customers?

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#datavault 2.0 Boot Camp and Private Cert, USA 2014

Published on 2014/06/20 by in Data Vault

The only class that I will be teaching in 2014 in the US, for Data Vault 2.0 Boot Camp and Private Certification will be in September, in Kentucky with my partners: Clear Measures.  I encourage you to sign up, seats are filling up fast.

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official #datavault modeling standards WIKI now open

Published on 2014/06/12 by in News

There has been a lot of discussion around this idea lately, and it seems the community is finally ready to actually contribute.  In that light I’ve started a FREE wiki site for collaboration on the Data Vault Modeling Standards, join today, and have some fun!!  (no, there is nothing out there yet, feel free to create to your hearts content).

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