I recently came across an interesting data-modeling case study. John Giles, who wrote it, is also the author of the insightful and — for us data geeks — entertaining book, ‘The Nimble Elephant’. In this UDV case study, John combined his strategy of applying, and establishing variations from, universal data-modeling patterns to Dan Linstedt’s Data Vault EDW methodology, with very practical results in a challenging… Read More
Today, businesses want a data warehouse to be Lean. In contrast to many traditional data warehouses, a Lean Data Warehouse is simple, fast to deliver, automatable, free of over-complex dependencies, adaptive to business change, and thus quickly profitable. Data Vault is an outstanding logical architecture for a just such a Lean Data Warehouse. With a conceptual overview and a few medium-dive examples, this original article points the way forward. To… Read More
Here’s a quick link to a thoughtful discussion that relates to Lean Data Warehousing… Just in Time (JIT) and Business Intelligence?