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Factil to present at Data Modeling Zone Canberra


Factil will be exhibiting and presenting a talk at the Data Modeling Zone Conference in Canberra, Australia, 5 and 6 March 2018.

Graeme Port will be be speaking on the topic of “Fact-Based Data Integration: Matching and Transformation“.

Here is the abstract of the talk:

A modern data architecture manages data in many different forms including normalized, non-relational, semi-structured, data warehouse, and dimensional data. The variety of forms and the differences in structure and semantics between sources of data means that data integration is a complex and costly aspect of any modern data environment.

Data integration faces two key challenges: matching records from different sources corresponding to the same real-world entity, and transforming the associated data so that the combined information is meaningful.

Previously we have shown that Fact-Based Modeling can be used as a unified modeling approach for defining the data structure and semantics across all these different forms. In this talk we will focus on showing that a fact-based integration language can be tightly coupled with a data matching system, and used to automatically generate transformation code for moving data through the information supply chain.

We will apply this approach in two scenarios:

  • a Data Vault data warehouse environment, and
  • a project for sharing information nationally for child safety

We will show that automated integration code generation from a fact-based integration language reduces cost, contains fewer errors, and supports change and agility.

Our approach can be used to generate code directly, or as a conceptual front-end to traditional data management tools.

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Dr Graeme Port
CEO & Managing Director

Dr Graeme Port has been an innovator and leader in data architecture and enterprise software product development for over 30 years. Graeme is CEO of Factil which is a company specialising in advanced solutions for information modeling and data integration. Previously, Graeme was co-founder, VP Engineering and CTO at ManageSoft, which built market-leading products in business intelligence, application development and application deployment. Graeme has consulted extensively in data architecture in government and commercial sectors. Graeme received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in the field of Logic Programming.