My thoughts on 9 Skills You Need to Become a Data Modeler

Ronald van Loon has written an interesting article on the 9 Skills You Need to Become a Data Modeler. In this post I want to express my thoughts on that article, because I don’t agree with all the statements made in the article. The good I certainly agree that data modeling skills are one of …

Is the traditional data warehouse still alive? Who cares?

Over the years and especially recently when I check my Twitter or LinkedIn timeline, I see questions like: Is the traditional data warehouse dead? I think it is a non-question, badly formulated and posed in a way that the answer is likely to be no, even without having read the actual article. It’s just marketing …

Impression BIReady demo – DWH automation

This afternoon Gertjan Vlug gave me a demo of BIReady, a product for automating the generation and loading of a data warehouse. In the remainder of this post, I’ll give my impression about its possibilities. What does it do? BIReady generates data models and ETL code for: Staging Area Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Data Marts …

Data Vault and other approaches, my reflection on Frank Haber’s article

Intro I’m writing this blog post as an additional comment and reflection on the whole discussion that broke loose as a result of the article that Frank Habers wrote in XR magazine. Before I continue, I want to make the following very clear: I am an independant BI consultant with almost 15 years of experience …