Data Vault Makes Business Sense

In case you haven’t noticed, don’t know what the Data Vault is, or simply don’t believe that it can help you – I am sure that you’ll be interested in this post.  I’ve just returned from the Netherlands, Germany, and Paris where I participated in a 3 city tour of interested Data Vault companies, hosted by Logica CMG.

In the Netherlands we had over 240 people attend to find out what’s new, what’s coming, and how they can improve their Data Vault modeling skills.  I was blessed by God to have a productive trip, and believe that God wants me to shine with the IT talents He has given me.  I had a chance to meet many of those folks after the show, and they were all singing the praises of Data Vault.  I owe my success to God, and the blessings He bestowes on me.  He has given me great gifts of architecture, and design – to be used, and shared throughout the world.

The ideas behind the Data Vault methodology and modeling components are:

  • Accountability
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability
  • Agility

We want IT and Business to be more accountable, to walk in the light of the facts rather than the light of the “truth” because truth is subjective.  Please note, there is only one truth – and that is God.  I believe that by bringing accountability back to the business, and back to IT we can begin to see corrective actions, wholesome business practices return, and begin to see businesses truly take an interest in their customers.  As customers of these businesses there is nothing worse than to be lied to, or told “marketing fibs”…  The Data Warehouse and BI space really should expose the gaps between the way business is conducted, and the data that is collected.

Without accountability we are nothing.  Without flexibility we cannot grow and change. Without scalability we cannot understand and incorporate new information, and finally, without agility we cannot change fast enough.

These are the principles behind the Data Vault methodology, and the Data Vault Modeling components.  There are over 300 large world-wide enterprises currently engaged in building and deploying Data Vault based projects, I’d encourage you to learn more about it.  You can do so at:

In case you are interested, some of the latest customers to build Data Vaults include Sweedish Telecom giant: Tele2 – with over 300 Terabytes of information, 3000 sources to integrate, and a multi-national team from Logica to make it happen.  They succeeded with the Data Vault.  Also included in that list is Vektis, another large company.  And the list goes on: Dutch Railways, Diamler Motors, Department of Defense, US Navy, US Army, ABN-AMRO, SNS Bank, World Bank, Central Bank of Indonesia, and on, and on, and on…

Won’t you join us in the crusade to bring ACCOUNTABILITY and up-standing back to IT in the data warehousing and business intelligence space?

About the Author Dan

I am an independent data warehousing consultant who created the Data Vault Model and Methodology. You can find out more about Data Vault by clicking: - on this site, you can discover all information pertaining to my consulting practice