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In our continuous series, CEO Michael Olschimke addresses a viewer’s question:

“What naming conventions do you recommend for the Data Vault model?”

The viewer seeks advice on the recommended naming conventions for structuring the Data Vault model. Recognizing the significance of clear and standardized naming in data modeling, the question focuses on eliciting practical insights and guidelines.

Michael shares his expertise on effective naming conventions tailored for Data Vault models. He emphasizes the importance of consistency, clarity, and meaningful names to enhance the comprehensibility and maintainability of the Data Vault structure. By providing practical recommendations, Michael aids viewers in establishing robust naming conventions aligned with best practices in Data Vault modeling.

This episode serves as a valuable resource for data professionals aiming to optimize their Data Vault models through well-defined and organized naming conventions.

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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