Data Warehousing in 2016 and Beyond
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  Kent Graziano   Kent Graziano
Senior Technical Evangelist
Snowflake Computing


Wednesday, September 21, 2016
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM

Level:  Intermediate

The world of data warehousing has changed! With the advent of Big Data, Streaming Data, IoT, and The Cloud, what is a modern data management professional to do? It may seem to be a very different world with different concepts, terms, and techniques. Or is it? Lots of people still talk about having a data warehouse or several data marts across their organization. But what does that really mean today in 2016? How about the Corporate Information Factory (CIF), the Data Vault, an Operational Data Store (ODS), or just star schemas? Where do they fit now (or do they)? And now we have the Extended Data Warehouse (XDW) as well. How do all these things help us bring value and data-based decisions to our organizations? Where do Big Data and the Cloud fit? Is there a coherent architecture we can define? This talk will endeavor to cut through the hype and the buzzword bingo to help you figure out what part of this is helpful. I will discuss what I have seen in the real world (working and not working!) and a bit of where I think we are going and need to go in 2016 and beyond.

Kent Graziano is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Snowflake Computing and the author of The Data Warrior blog ( He is a certified Data Vault Master (CDVP2), Oracle ACE Director, former member of the Boulder BI Brain Trust (#BBBT), expert data modeler and architect with over 30 years of experience, including 25 years doing data warehousing with multiple architectures. Kent is an award winning speaker and author having written numerous articles, and has done over 100 presentations, nationally and internationally. He is a co-author of four books including "The Data Model Resource Book" (1st Edition) and "Supercharge Your Data Warehouse." He now has several ebooks on Kindle including "A Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews." You can follow Kent on his blog and twitter @kentgraziano.

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