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Bill Inmon

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Bill Inmon

Modern data architecture



Data Vault is but the latest branch of an ongoing evolution of data architecture. From the early IBM mainframe has sprung a sophisticated architecture that today includes Data Vault, data warehouse and other elements of architecture. Surprisingly, the biggest impediment to the architectural evolution has been the IT department.

This presentation discusses the evolution of data architecture – its past, its present and its future, along with the forces that move and shape that evolution.

What you will learn

  • The complacency of the IT department
  • Where we are going next – text, text, everywhere text
  • Who the buyer is in the organization – it’s not IT
  • Where does Data Vault fit in


Bill Inmon – father of data warehouse – has published 59 books and has had translations done in 9 languages. One of Bill’s books has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Bill has developed textual disambiguation, which allows text to be translated into a standard data base format. He is a Best-Selling Author & Scalefree Advisory Board Member.



Francesco Puppini

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Francesco Puppini

Time travel using Qlik on Data Vault





Information Marts are designed to make it easy for end users to consume data, no matter if it’s via a language, a cube or a BI tool. But when it comes to reading directly from the Business Data Vault, things become a bit more complicated. Satellites are capturing all the changes of a hub over time, and in some cases the end users may want to explore these changes in detail. With Qlik, thanks to the Associative Engine, it is possible to capture all the changes into a dashboard, and give to the end users the possibility to interactively choose a Point In Time. The presentation will include a live demo: how to travel in time by simply moving a slider.

What you will learn

  • The 3 main Qlik products: QlikView, Qlik Sense, Qlik Core. Brief explanation of the differences
  • The “Associative Engine” of Qlik
  • The SET Analysis: a powerful tool for filtering
  • How to use the SET Analysis on slowly changing dimensions
  • How to maximize the power of the Data Vault PIT information
  • How the dashboard end users can interactively travel in time across the Data Vault


Francesco Puppini is an Italian freelance consultant in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. He has worked on over 30 different projects across 10 Countries of Europe, for clients from several industry sectors. He is currently working as a Qlik specialist, after 18 years spent on Business Objects, SQL, Teradata and Data Modeling.



Data Vault 2.0 – Knowledge and Best Practices for Finance – Frankfurt (German) (Feb. 2019)

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 08:30 – 17:00


Please note that this event is for banking companies (from the DACH region) and SQN partners only.


Share, learn, and network at the Scalefree Finance Event!

When it comes to data management, financial service providers often face difficulties originating from their silo’d legacy systems. How can data vault provide solutions here? – especially if self-service BI is a common approach to timely fulfill regulatory requirements at any performance level – even in real-time.

The demand for sustainable and holistic BI solutions within the finance industry has steadily grown over the years. That being the case, you may have found yourself looking for a data warehouse system that is sustainably scalable, guarantees data growth without restrictions and at the same time remains flexible while still traceable?

At the Scalefree Finance Event on the 21st of February 2019, you’ll learn about the most relevant success factors for setting up an EDWH system with a focus on application within the industry.

Using practical examples from our various customer projects, we’ll guide you through the most critical challenges and milestones of your project based on the three pillars of architecture, modeling as well as methodology (implementation).

Do you also find yourself wondering…
How do I manage to implement agile methods right from the start and optimize them in the course of the project?
What is better for our project – SQL vs. NoSQL/DataLake?
How do I automate and generate ETL/ELT processes?
How do I address the current General Data Protection Regulation in my data warehouse?

Well, at the Scalefree Finance Day, we’ll provide you with the answers to these questions as well as more utilizing holistic solutions and best practices proven successful within the industry.


08:30 – 09:00 – Registration
09:00 – 10:00 – Dan Linstedt: One Day Sprint
10:15 – 11:00 – Dr. Alexander Brunner: EDWH – getting it right first time
11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 – Pivotal: Pivotal Greenplum – a modern EDW with fully integrated
data analytics & machine learning tools
12:30 – 14:00 – Coffee break
14:00 – 15:00 – Agile Information Factory: Advantages of Data Warehouse Automation based on Data Vault 2.0
15:00 – 15:20 – Coffee break
15:20 – 16:20 – Michael Olschimke: Data Vault Best Practices in the finance sector
16:20 – 17:00 – Open discussion


This conference will be held in English!
Length: 1 day
Price: free of charge
Speakers: Dan Linstedt (LinkedIn), Michael Olschimke (LinkedIn), Dr. Alexander Brunner (LinkedIn)
Language: English


A brand of Olschimke Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +49 (511) 879 89342

In partnership with


Le Meridien Frankfurt
Wiesenhüttenplatz 28-38
60329 Frankfurt am Main



  • One Day Sprint
  • Agile team – agile methods
  • Hybrid architecture approach (NoSQL & SQL)
  • Audit capability
  • Managed Self Service BI
  • Security rules
  • GDPR: Modeling concept for fast and uncomplicated deletion of data
  • Automation tools

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