Infinuendo to present at Enterprise Data World – San Diego – 20 April 2016

Infinuendo will present at the 2016 Enterprise Data World Conference in San Diego on the topic of “Conceptual Modeling for Data Vaults”.

Here is the abstract of the talk:

Data Vault has become a key technology in the enterprise data pipeline because it is focused on business needs, provides an agile and manageable integration process, and meets historical reporting requirements. A modern architecture manages enterprise data in multiple different forms:

* Normalized data held in operational systems
* Semi-structured data available from diverse sources
* Data Vault data in the enterprise data warehouse
* Dimensional data in data marts for reporting/business intelligence

None of these forms provides a viable solution to the problem of managing data semantics throughout the lifecycle, which leads to the resultant transformation processes being slow, ad-hoc and degrading the value of the data asset. We show how Fact-Based Modeling can be used as a unified modeling approach that maintains conceptual integrity across the entire data lifecycle.  Because a Fact-Based Model is more fully decomposed than other forms of model, it can be used as a Rosetta Stone to describe all the other composite forms. We can generate the transformations required to perform a Data Vault “decomposition” from the source systems. In fact, all forms of decomposition and re-composition can be unified around the underlying semantics of the conceptual data model, including the design of normalized, messaging, vault or dimensional schemas, and the generation of ETL code to transform between these forms.

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Graeme Port