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As part of our engaging Data Vault Friday series, our CEO, Michael Olschimke, addresses a pertinent question raised by an audience member.

“What’s your view on other Data Vault philosophies? Some of my colleagues received training in such modeling styles, but the philosophy contains some substantial differences related to the CDVP2 certification.”

In this insightful video, Michael shares his perspectives on various Data Vault philosophies beyond the CDVP2 (Certified Data Vault Practitioner Level 2) certification. Drawing from his extensive experience and expertise, he navigates through the nuances of different modeling styles within the Data Vault framework.

Meet the Speaker

Michael Olschimke

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. During the last eight years he has specialized in Business Intelligence topics such as OLAP, Dimensional Modelling, and Data Mining. Challenge him with your questions!

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