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Better Data Modeling: An Easter Present

In celebration of Easter this year, I have a present for everyone.

A book sale!

I am putting my first Kindle ebook, A Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews, on Sale starting on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015,  for five days!

The sooner you act, the better deal you will get:

Easter Sunday April 5, 2015 at 8:00 AM (PST) the price will be just 99 cents!

The next day April 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM (PST) the price will go up to $1.99

On  April 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM (PST) the price will go up to $2.99

On  April 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PST) the price will go up to $3.99

On  April 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM (PST) the price will go up to $4.99

On  April 10, 2015 at 11:00 PM (PST) the price will go up back to the regular price of $5.99

So if you don’t have a copy yet, buy yourself one for Easter.

If you have a copy, buy a copy for a friend as an Easter present.

Either way go here to buy one!

Happy Easter!


The Data Warrior (and Easter Bunny)

P.S. This promotion is also available on (where it start at 8:00 AM GMT).

Standards? We Don’t Need No Stinking Standards!

Well, actually we do need standards.

Especially if we want to have any consistency in the systems we develop, or the models we build.

For years people in the data warehouse arena have literally begged Dan Linstedt, inventor of the Data Vault Model and Methodology, to create books and training materials on Data Vault.

They wanted to know how he got the results he was getting for his clients.

They wanted to understand how to properly build a Data Vault.

They wanted STANDARDS.

Well, ask and ye shall receive.

Recently Dan put this on his blog:

For many many years I have written and maintained Data Vault Standards v1.x.  Well, I’ve released them on Amazon for you.  These are the DV1.0 Standards, and are the same standards document I used to hand out in my certification classes.

Apparently there are folks out there who either don’t know about the standards, or who have had some confusion over the fact that there ever were standards.

I wanted to make it free – but unfortunately I was not able to do that.  So, I’ve made the price to be $0.99 USD on Amazon.  Again, these are Data Vault 1.0 Modeling Standards and Data Vault 1.0 Loading Standards.

via Data Vault Modeling & Methodology – Data Vault 1.0 Modeling and Loading Standards.

So there you have it – the official standards for Data Vault 1.0.

Go get ’em here.

Read ’em.

Use ’em.

Your data warehouse will thank you.


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