November 2007 I got Dan Linstedt to the Netherlands and got the first 27 peeps trained and certified of that same government organisation. I had dozens of discussions with architects, management, developers, etc...but in the end the consensus on choosing Data Vault was huge.
Since november 2007 Data Vault sky rocketed in the Netherlands. Together with the Genesee Academy and DNV I think we certified over 200 people and I dare to say that most new EDW projects nowadays in the Netherlands have chosen Data Vault as the prime methodology.
Before I get criticised for sanctifying one methodology despite the various (non) functional requirements; I do believe that ANY architecture needs to be in line with the business-, application- and technical architecture. So choosing one methodology on forehand is just plain wrong. There has to be sound justification and alignment for any choice in your architecture. Whether it's a tool, a methodology or whatever.
Since 2 years we (Genesee Academy, me, DNV) certified over 200 people - most of them extremely seasoned and respected experts in our field. On average these consultants are very critical on any new 'trick in the book'. I dare to say that most of the experts that were certified were convinced that Data Vault has got extreme value and potential. The proof of the pudding is in the eating; Data Vault got many implementations in the Netherlands the last two years and it's growing fast.
I am confident that Data Vault in the years to come will hit Europe as hard as it has hit the Netherlands.
But I wonder......I and am still baffled by it. The attention for Data Vault in the United States is extremely limited, why is that? Even a respected institute as TWDI is not paying much attention. Why? Experts in the field do not mention Data Vault what so ever. I just don't get it. Can anybody enlighten me?
For those of you not familiar with Data Vault --> read my articles.
Posted August 18, 2009 9:00 AM
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