Monday, November 23, 2009

Data Vault Institute

While reading the comments on an SSC article about fault-tolerant ETL loading, I came across a link to the Data Vault Institute, and what sparked my attention was the comment by Dan Linstedt that "today's data warehouse has become a system of record. Due in part for the need of compliance." This struck me as an important point, given that many of the databases on which I've worked in the past were marketing databases, where bad data was generally disposed of. But in financial, health care, and governmental data warehouses, this approach would be completely unsatisfactory.

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