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To Train or Not to Train – Is That Still a Question?

For years I have been an advocate for training, of all kinds. In my recent post for DataRebels, I dicuss the pros and cons of getting trained along with reasons peopleoften give for not investing in professional training.

Sadly, for decades now, I have seen way too many people and organizations give professional training, and certification, short shrift

.Much to their detriment in the end.

This has always baffled me because I have always found value in attending training classes, workshops, seminar, technical conferences, and the like. Even if the class was not great, the contacts I made were always invaluable.I find I learn best working directly with an experienced professional who has “been there and done that”. Or, putting it another way, I like to learn from other people’s mistakes! For me nothing replaces the ability to be interactive and ask questions of a qualified instructor.

The reasons people have given me for NOT taking a training class are basic (i.e., typical):

1. It costs too much (i.e., no budget)

2. I can’t take time away from the daily job (or I can’t afford to have my team out of the office that long)

3. “It’s really not that hard – we can figure it out ourselves reading books and blogs”

Check out how I combat these attitudes by reading the rest of the post at To Train or Not to Train.

Enjoy (and get thee trained!)

Kent

The Data Warrior

It Depends (or Does It?) – Episode 13

A few weeks back, right after attending Snowflake Summit, I had the pleasure of chatting with Sanjeev Mohan on his podcast – It Depends. We spent an hour or so chatting about trends in modern data management, data mesh, data vault, my now semi-retired life as an advisor to several Snowflake partners, and my love of martial arts.

So sit back, relax (I did), and enjoy!

Aloha.

Kent

The Data Warrior

Data Vault and Data Mesh – A Match Made in the Cloud?

Check out my latest thoughts about Data Vault and Data Mesh:

Over the last six years (after I joined Snowflake basically), I have witnessed a massive increase in the interest and implementation of Data Vault 2.0. I have talked to literally hundreds of companies across the globe and across all industries about changing their approach to building an enterprise data platform. It was sort of mind boggling how many folks wanted to speak to me about this. So why, after almost two decades of successful data vault implementations, have so many people “suddenly” got interested in Data Vault?

Well, a few reasons:

1. They are moving to the cloud (in this case, Snowflake) and figured it was time to look at their approach to data warehousing and data lakes.

2. What they had been doing for decades, on critical review, really was not working (i.e., lots of expensive re-engineering all the time) and definitely could not scale.

3. Things are changing so rapidly, they needed to find a way to be more agile.

Read the rest of the post here on the Data Rebels site to find out how Data Vault relates to Data Mesh – Data Vault and Data Mesh

What do you think?

Have a great week!

Kent

The Data Warrior

Life and Times of The Data Warrior

Please join me on March 30th at 11AM CDT for my first official post-retirement talk!

I will be chatting with Mike Lampa from Great Data Minds about my career and plans post-Snowflake. I expect we will cover a wide range of topics including what community and technical evangelism is all about, as well as what made me jump from nearly 30 years in the Oracle world to a small startup with less than 100 people that claimed to have re-invented data warehousing in the cloud.

You can register here for this free event.

See you then!

Kent

The Data Warrior

WWDVC 2022 is almost here – Are you ready to “up” your Data Vault game?

Vermont is beautiful in May!

As the world is coming out of its pandemic induced isolation, its time we all got back to meetin’ and greetin’ our colleagues and peers in person. One of the things the last two years has taught us it that humans are social animals. We like being around other humans and some variety is good for our mental and emotional health (not that we don’t all love the families that we have been locked up with during this time). Not only that, but we learn and communicate better face to face. So much of our communication is nonverbal and just can’t be seen behind a mask, or a Zoom square.

Are you ready to get back out there, network with your peers, meet some Data Vault Masters, and work on your professional development around Data Vault? If you are then it is time to secure your seat at the 2022 World Wide Data Vault Consortium (WWDVC). As in past years, it will be held near the end of May at the lovely, and family friendly, Stoweflake Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.

Check out all the details, including HOLs, keynotes, and session topics, about WWDVC 2022 in this post by Cindi at DataRebels WWDVC 2022 is almost here

If you are already planning to go, you can just register here.

Keep on modeling!

Kent

The Data Warrior

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