Modeling business concepts using DataVault – part 2 of 2

In part 1 of this series, I showed three approaches to model the business concepts. The third attempt, shown below, is the better one and I’ll explain why. The business key issues After discussions with the business and by looking at the sources, the business keys of the concepts turned out to be as follows …

Modeling business concepts using DataVault – part 1 of 2

In this series of 2 articles I’m going to discuss different approaches to modeling business concepts using DataVault. It is based on discussions from the past at one of my clients in the pharmacy industry. The backbone of a DataVault The backbone of a DataVault consists of hubs and links. Satellites are part of the …

ERwin data modeller plug-in MODGEN for DataVault generation

Thanks to George McGeachie my attention was drawn to the following article on the blog of Erwin, a well known data modelling tool. The article is about DataVault in general and how a data modelling tools like Erwin can help. More interesting is the fact that the German company heureka e-Business GmbH has written a …

Generating #datavault models & Issues to address | Accelerated Business Intelligence

Generating #datavault models & Issues to address | Accelerated Business Intelligence I agree with Dan regarding his post on tools that generate DataVault models. Most of the tools that I have evaluated don’t go any further than generating a source DataVault as both he and Ronald Damhof have stated in posts long ago. Without the …