Wow. What a day! Started off with leading a Chi Gung class at 7 AM to about 18 attendees. Great start to the day. Then it was off to the races with the kick off of the BI Symposium, chaired by Kevin McGinley. I got to be “interviewed” about my Data Vault Modeling session on Monday [...]
Yup, I am one of them! Thanks to Kris Rice (@krisrice) at Oracle for submitting my nomination. Still getting used to the new “networked” world. I actually saw the announcement of my promotion on Facebook (on my new smart phone) which was a feed from Twitter, before I saw the official email in my inbox. Weird. Six degrees of separation from what???? [...]
It’s almost here: the best education event for Oracle developers – the Oracle Development Tools User Group KScope12 conference. It starts Saturday June 23rd with the annual community service day helping out the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of San Antonio. Then things really get rolling on Sunday June 24th with the famed all-day, in-depth symposiums. One Monday, the [...]
My friend and colleague, Sanjay, just put up a new video discussing aspects of using the Data Vault as your data warehouse architecture. It is really short – just barely 10 minutes. You can jump over to see the video here. Covers a nice little discussion comparing dimensional (star schema) models to data vault as [...]
As most of my readers know, I use Oracle’s SQL Developer Data Modeler to do all my data modeling. It has a lot of great features that are documented online in various places. One of those is Design Rules. Design Rules (Tools -> Design Rules -> Design Rules) include a host of predefined quality checks [...]
This is really cool! Well for a few of us anyway This week, the Data Vault modeling book, Super Charge Your Data Warehouse, hit #1 on the Amazon Kindle list for books on data warehousing.
You bet it is! Years ago I wrote an article about Agile Data Warehousing and proposed using Data Vault Data Modeling as a way to get there. Dan Linstedt recently published an article with more details on how it fits. Here are the good parts: 1. Individuals and Interactions over processes and tools The Data [...]
This has been a hot button for me for some time – if we don’t find a way to fit exercise, fitness, and some healthy eating into our sedentary lives (like we in IT tend have), we will not live as long as we hope. And life will not be as enjoyable as it could [...]