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A gentle introduction to Data Vault world

A gentle introduction to Data Vault world

I had an opportunity (for almost 2 years) to work with one of my client who used Data Vault (DV abbreviation onwards) as a technique for modelling and implementing Data Warehouse. It was my first contact with this kind of approach. I must admit that it is really different concept of modelling your EDW/DW, and I am happy that I had the opportunity to learn a bit of it.

In this post I would like to share some useful materials about this technique, like: books, articles, posts, etc… For those who want to start a journey with DV.
Please, If you know other sources about DV, feel free to add more in comments to this post.

Must see websites

These three below websites are must for everyone who is interested in DV and should be bookmarked in your favorite web browser 🙂 I find them extremely useful when it comes to DV.

https://danlinstedt.com
A website of Dan Linstedt – the man who stands behind DV.
The website is a mine of information about DV concepts and techniques, with a lot of examples.

https://hanshultgren.wordpress.com
A blog of Hans Hultgren, who is one of the biggest contributors to DV world.
A lot of useful posts, courses, videos about DV.

http://roelantvos.com/blog
A blog of Roelant Vos. You can find there a hundred and a one in-depth technical articles about DV.

DV courses, certifications

http://learndatavault.com
Trainings provided by Dan Linstedt and Sanjay Pande.

http://www.geneseeacademy.com
DV academy where Hans Hultgren is one of the contributors.

 Some useful articles

http://www.vertabelo.com/blog/technical-articles/data-vault-series-data-vault-2-0-modeling-basics
https://www.talend.com/blog/2015/03/27/what-is-the-data-vault-and-why-do-we-need-it/
http://tdan.com/data-vault-series-1-data-vault-overview/5054

Books

There are some books on the market that are connected with DV (not too many though).
Here’s the list with them. All of them are worth reading, indisputably.

Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2.0
Modeling the Agile Data Warehouse with Data Vault
Super Charge Your Data Warehouse
Agile Data Warehouse Design

I must admit, that the last book on the list is not directly connected with DV. it is more about how to use an Agile methodology in DWH projects. And DV methodology has a lot in common with Agile techniques.