Factil will be exhibiting and presenting a talk at the Data Modeling Zone Conference in Canberra, Australia, 7 and 8 March 2019.
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.