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.