Data Vault Ensemble Modeling

Ensemble Logical Modeling Workshop

Hans Hultgren, Genesee Academy

Ensemble modeling is quickly becoming the standard approach for modeling the data warehouse. It’s a unique data modeling technique that uses Core Business Concepts and Natural Business Relations to build the framework of the Data Warehouses.

Data Vault is by far the leading modeling pattern within the Ensemble modelling family (which also includes Focal Point & Anchor & others). All members of the family are based upon the paradigm: “Separate things that change from those that do not change”. How to gather the information requirements and translate these into an Ensemble Logical Model fit for your Data Warehouse model? This has always been a hard task done by specialist in between the business and IT. This specialist has always been an intermediate role with all the challenges of translating the requirements in such a way that this is understood by the modeler and the developer as well as the business. With Agile techniques as the new way of working we need to find other ways to model our Data Warehouse. In the ideal world this is a group effort called “model storming” sessions.

This session will not only learn you what an Ensemble Logical Model is and why it is good for use as pattern for the data warehouse but will also give you a sneak preview on how to run the ELM Workshop. As we believe in learning by doing this will be an interactive session where we will create a data model.

President at Genesee Academy and a Principal at Top Of Minds AB. Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence educator, author, speaker, and advisor. Currently working on Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) with a focus on Ensemble Modeling and Data Vault. Primarily in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Denver, Sydney and NYC. Published data modeling book “Modeling the Agile Data Warehouse with Data Vault” which is available on Amazon websites in both print and Kindle e-reader versions. Specialties: Information Management and Modeling, Ensemble Modeling, Data Vault Modeling, Agile Data Warehousing, Education, e-Learning, Entrepreneurship and Business Development.