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In our ongoing series, our CEO Michael Olschimke delves into a question raised by a member of the audience:

“Hi, my question is about the effectiveness of satellite tables. I notice there are no updates in the data vault. I am struggling to comprehend how we can close the End_Date field in the satellite table without actually updating it.”

In response to this query, Michael examines the concept of soft-deleting records and its implications on data management and integrity. Through insightful discussions and practical examples, he sheds light on the importance of implementing strategies such as soft deletion in maintaining data consistency and accuracy within satellite tables.

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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