PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WhereScape, the data warehouse automation pioneer with software solutions for profiling, building, extending and managing data warehouses, analytic systems and big data platforms, today announced new features for its automation software that support faster development of Data Vault 2.0 data models. New in WhereScape RED, WhereScape’s flagship automation software, are Data Vault 2.0 templates that further accelerate Data Vault 2.0 model development and metadata enhancements that enable users to define and build Data Vault 2.0-specific objects and their relationships separate from existing star, data store and normalized models. New in WhereScape 3D, the company’s data profiling solution, are out of the box Data Vault 2.0-specific model conversion rules.
Data Vault 2.0 leverages parallel database processing for large data sets and provides an extensible approach to design that enables agile development. WhereScape’s automation software solutions enable Data Vault agile project delivery through accelerated development, documentation and deployment without sacrificing quality or flexibility. The integration and synergy between the Data Vault 2.0 methodology and WhereScape’s automation solutions enable organizations to deliver analytical results to decision-makers in hours and days instead of weeks and months while lowering risk and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).
Vodafone Netherlands Uses WhereScape to Solve Integration Challenges
Vodafone Netherlands is part of the Vodafone Group, one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies in the world. Vodafone Netherlands has nearly 240 retail outlets, more than five million customers and nearly 3,200 employees. According to Jos Driessen, Manager BICC Strategy & Architecture, Vodafone Netherlands’ ETL development was previously very complicated and expensive. As an example, the company spent a lot of money and nine months to integrate a core system which resulted in poor data quality and reports deemed unusable. Vodafone wanted to deliver new initiatives and changes much faster, improve data quality/freshness, all while reducing operating expenses.
“In the past, a project would take at least six months--we now use WhereScape RED with an agile methodology to present new sources to business users in a few days,” Driessen said. “We worked with WhereScape to deliver the templates that are contained in this WhereScape RED release that fully support Data Vault 2.0 code generation. Many of the savings we incur are based on the fact that WhereScape RED automatically generates Data Vault 2.0 code,” Driessen said. To learn more about Vodafone’s work with WhereScape and Data Vault 2.0, read the case study.
Added Dan Linstedt, founder and inventor of the Data Vault data model and methodology, “Data Vault 2.0 is a proven design methodology that, when combined with WhereScape’s automation solutions, enables organizations to implement data warehouses, BI and big data environments much faster and with agility. WhereScape’s automation capabilities and improved Data Vault 2.0 code generation functionality enable organizations to collaboratively and iteratively work with business users to deliver value faster to stakeholders,” Linstedt said.
To hear more from Linstedt on the Data Vault 2.0 and using WhereScape for agile Data Vault 2.0 model development, please register for the WhereScape webinar set for November 2 at 1pm ET entitled “Accelerating Data Vault 2.0 Model Development Using Data Warehouse Automation.”
WhereScape for Data Vault 2.0
WhereScape for Data Vault 2.0 enables organizations to adapt to a flexible, ever-changing business environment. It helps clarify DW/BI design complexities and increase usability by business users because it is modeled after the business domain. WhereScape’s automation solutions for Data Vault 2.0 provide:
- Estimation templates, business rule application
- Testing best practices on every stage of the SDL
- Reputability, adaptability to business changes
- Complete tracking back to system of origin
- Centralized metadata
- Dynamic structure adaptation of the data warehouse
- Performance tuning, partitioning standards, indexing strategy, referential integrity
- Pattern based standardization
- The ability for Data Vault to be easily broken down by subject areas of UoW for delivery
- Scalability and accommodation for growth
- Increased knowledge sharing between IT and business
- Raw, business and virtual Data Vaults
“Developing Data Vault 2.0 models with agility is crucial to building today’s data-driven data warehouse environments as project and database designs need to react to progressively deeper understanding of data, data quality, data opportunities and adapting requirements as the project evolves,” said WhereScape President Mark Budzinski. “Working with Dan Linstedt and our valued customers like Vodafone Netherlands, WhereScape is committed to delivering the most advanced and integrated automation solutions that enable rapid delivery of Data Vault 2.0 development environments.”
WhereScape is the data warehouse automation pioneer. WhereScape designs, develops, sells and supports WhereScape 3D, the industry’s first data warehouse discovery tool; and WhereScape RED, the industry’s first and best integrated development environment for building, deploying, managing and renovating data warehouses and analytic systems. WhereScape’s products are used in every kind of today’s commercial environment: from normal-form enterprise data warehouses and data vaults, through user access layers and tiers of dependent data marts, to standalone data marts and reporting systems.
More than 700 customers use WhereScape’s products to build data warehouses, with fewer people, fewer diversions, no missed deadlines, and no unmet user expectations — in days or weeks, instead of months or years. WhereScape has offices in Portland, Oregon; Auckland, New Zealand; Reading, UK and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.wherescape.com.
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