What we’re about
EN: We present, try out and discuss data modeling techniques and architectural approaches especially in a data warehousing/business intelligence context. We often focus on data vault but are open to other topics like transitional modeling, fact-based modeling or modeling patterns.
DE: Wir präsentieren, erproben und diskutieren Datenmodellierungstechniken und Architekturansätze vor allem im Data-Warehouse-/Business-Intelligence-Kontext. Wir konzentrieren uns häufig auf Data Vault, sind aber auch offen für andere Themen wie Transitional Modeling, Fact-Based Modeling oder Modeling Patterns.
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- Incremental Documentation for Your Database, Using Minimal Modeling (English)Link visible for attendees
We’re happy to welcome Alexey Makhotkin who will introduce us to Minimal Modeling.
A typical problem that many companies have: hundreds of tables, and the documentation efforts do not gain traction. Common approaches to logical modeling, such as graphical schemas, do not live up to expectations. We show how a data catalog can be organized in a lightweight tabular format, e.g. a spreadsheet. In our approach, every database can be described using four concepts: anchors, attributes, links, and secondary data. The catalog is designed to be incremental and collaborative. Early adopters of Minimal Modeling approach report reduced project onboarding time, better communication with business stakeholders, and substantial project cost savings.
My name is Alexey Makhotkin. I’ve been working with databases for more than 25 years, in many roles from developer to head of software development. In the past few years, I worked on summarizing my experience, and the Minimal Modeling is the result of that.
19:00 Welcome & Introduction
19:10 Incremental Documentation for Your Database, Using Minimal Modeling (Alexey Makhotkin)
19:55 Discussion & Conclusion