Data Vault Ensemble Modeling

Ensemble Logical Modeling Workshop

Remco Broekmans, 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.

Remco Broekmans Is the vice president of international programs for Genesee Academy. He works in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Warehousing as a trainer, advisor and speaker with a focus on modeling and architecture including Ensemble and Data Vault modeling. He works internationally, and is based in the Netherlands.

The last 15 years, Remco has taught different classes on business intelligence and data warehousing, and has worked for several consulting companies before starting his own companies; Coarem and BI Academy.

Specialties: Information Management and Modeling, Ensemble Modeling, Data Vault Modeling, Agile Data Warehousing, Education and Business Development.