Vaultspeed attending the KTU WANTed Career Days in Kaunas, LT

On Wednesday, October 16th, Vaultspeed attended the KTU WANTed Career Days 2019 at the Kaunas Žalgiris Arena. Being the largest career fair in the Baltics, this was an important event for us.
At the arena, visitors where able to visit our booth where they were assisted by members of our development team. We were very happy with all the attention and are keen on coming back next year!

Being a cloud vendor, Vaultspeed is always looking for talented people with interest for data-warehousing and/or UX development that have strong analytical skills, an open mind and a lot of positive energy.
At Vaultspeed we put the team first, we believe that 1 + 1 equals 3. So being a team player is also very important at Vaultspeed.

If you could not make it to our booth, or did not get the chance to talk to us please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

     


Vaultspeed Roundtable + Data Vault Modelling & Data Governance Conference

It has been a busy week for Vaultspeed and its partners Tripwire Solutions, DataSense, Sparkle, NXTData and Scalefree. 

On Wednesday they hosted a Vaultspeed Roundtable in Leuven. After an introduction by Agile Information Factory partner Piet De Windt,  some interesting cases were discussed.

Bart Gielen and customer VMM - Vlaamse Milieu Maatschappij discussed a data vault implementation using an intelligent mix of open source and vendor solutions. Pivotal Greenplum was chosen as DB platform while Vaultspeed was used as the automation tool. SQL coded ELT flows originating from Debezium based CDC are being orchestrated by an Apache Airflow scheduler. VMM has a lot of challenges coming up in data integration of large IoT data streams and this solution is what should make their architecture future proof.

Kristof Van de Loock presented a case together with his customer SYNTRA Vlaanderen. Vaultspeed automation was used to build a data vault on a Microsoft stack with SQLServer as the preferred DB platform. They integrated data from both internal, external and open data sources in a quest to add more value to their integrated data sets. SSIS was used for ELT and CDC was built using Attunity Replicate. At SYNTRA Vlaanderen, people where amazed by the speed at which Data Vault and automation can deliver actual value.

    

 

 

After lunch the vision and roadmap for Vaultspeed were discussed by Jonas De Keuster. At Vaultspeed we believe that digital leaders are made not only by experimenting with new technologies and exploiting their capabilities, this agile mindset is of course very important, but a truly successful strategy should also take into account the effort of integrating the data generated (and consumed) by all these new platforms. We believe that change has become the key issue and that the value cycle of data is different from the lifecycle of a single application. That is why we offer a tool that enables organisations to integrate their data into one single data hub, where the whole organisation can benefit from this effort, and to do this not once, but continuously.

Vaultspeed wants to invest heavily in making the complex process of building a data vault as easy as possible. We will keep improving towards intuitive graphical interfaces that should assist the user in the decision making process by implementing smart suggestions and eliminating as much of the manual work as possible. Also the tool should extend its capabilities to add custom logic so that our customers can work towards a tailor made solution for their data integration challenges.

 

To end the day, we had some interesting talks by Ivan Schotsmans (DV-Community) and Michael Olschimke (Scalefree) about data governance and the strengths of Data Vault 2.0. Michael shared some experiences at customers and explained how the maturity model can help organisations on defining where they are as a data organisation, and more importantly, help them decide on where they need to go, and deliver a roadmap towards that goal. Michael answered a lot of questions about pitfalls to avoid in data vault projects and it was great to see the interaction amongst participants around the table.

 

On Thursday we attented the Data Vault Modelling and Data Governance Conference hosted by IT Works and the Belgian Data Vault Community.

 

At the event, Koen Verheyen, data architect at Tripwire Solutions discussed an implementation at Argenta. This multi speed Data Hub is built on the Data Vault model and powered by Oracle technologies. A powerful Oracle Exadata platform using GoldenGate CDC and ODI ELT's provide the solution to integrate data from numerous sources into an integrated platform to serve multiple stakeholders inside and outside of the organisation. A powerful data governance framework was installed and should make sure that the entire organisation becomes more aware of the importance of data because only by a joint effort of business, IT and management can such a large integration project be truly successful.

 

Also at the event, our pre-sales manager Geert Huyskens was ready and able to demo our tool to the attendees of the Conference.

After all a very fruitful couple of days, with lots of interesting stuff going on. Thanks to all the participants for attending and joining the discussions. In the mean time our team at Vaultspeed is working hard towards helping our customers keeping their data, value and technology aligned, all the time.

 

   


Vaultspeed Round Table

On Wednesday 16th of October, Vaultspeed and its Belgian partners are organising a round table event at the Faculty Club in Leuven. The event will cover some interesting use cases on Data Vault implementations. Ivan Schotsmans of the Belgian Data Vault Community, will talk about best practises in Data Governance in combination with Data Vault. Last but not least, Michael Olschimke, CEO at Scalefree, will talk about the strengths of Data Vault and explain why it is the better solution.


Vaultspeed showcasing in hands on demo at WWDVC Europe!

Hannover - 10 September 2019

 

 

Today Vaultspeed was showcasing at the World Wide Data Vault Consortium in Hannover, Germany. Over 50 participants of the conference were able to create a data vault using our tool in a 2 hour session. In the demo, we included some new features like our new Graphical editor and also support for PIT tables.

           

The graphical editor enables users to implement large sources with a lot of objects in a way that keeps the entire process manageable. Participants were also able to see how our cloud solution allows you to set up a project in a matter of minutes so you can start building data vaults right away.

Vaultspeed will be at the conference the entire week. Our booth is fully equipped to give you a demo of the tool. On Thursday we will present another session that goes deeper into the advantages of using automation tools for data vault implementations on your data hub or data warehouse platform.


Vaultspeed is Eurocontrol's new tool of choice

Press Release September 5, 2019

Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, started using Vaultspeed as their new Data Warehouse automation tool.

Vaultspeed, which is built on the Data Vault 2.0 standard, is Eurocontrol’s new tool of choice to migrate their existing data warehouse to a Data Vault-compliant setup.

With this DWH switch, Eurocontrol will significantly reduce the impact of change in the entire organisation. They will gain speed in implementation through automation, scalability and performance.

Thanks to Vaultspeed, connecting new data sources will be less time consuming and maintaining their infrastructure a lot more cost-effective.

The deciding factors for choosing Vaultspeed were its ease of use and the ability to leverage their existing Oracle stack. Vaultspeed will directly feed their Oracle Data Integrator to generate the mappings needed to load and build the Data Vault.


Vaultspeed Platinum Sponsor at WWDVC Europe

In a few weeks time, from 9th until 13th of September, Vaultspeed will be present as platinum sponsor at the Worldwide Datavault Conference hosted by our partner Scalefree in Hannover (Germany). At the conference we will showcase our tool in a 2 hour hands-on session. Great opportunity to get to know Vaultspeed. Learn more about the event and check the agenda on the WWDVC EU website.

 


Point-in-time tables (Release 4.1.7.)

With the release of 4.1.7., we moved further into the Business Vault. We already had business views.Pits and bridges were the next objects to include.
Pits are included in this release and will be discussed below.

In the Data Vault 2.0., pits are used as an easy to query combination of one entity in your Data Vault.

If you have a hub with multiple sats, by having sat splits or just by combining multiple sources, a pit will reflect that information at certain points in time. In the application itself there are multiple possibilities to define those time intervals.

A quick overview of how to define pits in the tool.

The pits are located beneath the Business Vault tab in the menu.

For one Data Vault release, one or more Business Vault releases can be created.

The pit screen itself in the application will have two overviews. One with the Dv objects related to the pits and one with the different Pit objects. The pit object can be seen as a configuration on how to set up the pits and can be reused for multiple hubs, links and direct links.

In the application when wanting to add a pit with a certain configuration, just select the hubs, links and direct links and click the +PIT button to add a new configuration. If you already have an existing configuration, you can just click ‘Add to PIT’.

The pit configurations we support at the moment are detailed and snapshot pits.

This means that if you choose Detailed, all the different dates that are found in the selected date column will be the different points in time to be included. If you choose snapshot, you will have the possibility to define an interval, expressed in seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months and years.

Last possibility is the selection of the column which is the base for the interval processing.

When having configured a pit, your BV release can be locked.

The business vault release will contain the metadata needed to create the business views and the pit tables which are based upon a snapshot date view.

The DDL generation itself will generate the code for the pit tables. The ETL generation will generate the Business Views, the Snapshot date views and the functions to load the pit tables. The views will be used for initial and incremental load. The Pit tables will have to mappings per object. One for the initial load and one for the incremental load.

When generating, an extra drop list with all your business vault release will be available.

The BV itself can now also be generated separately.