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Universal Data Vault: Hyper-Generalized Data Vault — Review of John Giles’ Case Study

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…

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Lean Data Warehouse via Data Vault

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.