Kevin's WhereScape Story
I first discovered and experienced the Data Vault methodology in 2008. As a data warehouse architect within a large software company I brought in a consultant to train my software developers on data warehousing. I had decided to replace an existing "data warehouse" and our consultant prompted us to look into Data Vault. We found four articles Dan Linstedt, founder of Data Vault, wrote for The Data Administrator Newsletter (TDAN) as our initial guide. And that is how it all began.
My medium-sized data warehousing team built a large, multi-tenant Data Vault with the help of these articles and a very early book Dan had published. When I saw the auditability, extensibility and scalability that Data Vault provided, I was immediately a believer.
Along this journey, I discovered data warehouse automation and WhereScape software. After a move to another company, I purchased WhereScape Data Vault Express, using the automation to greatly accelerate a Data Vault 2.0 implementation, this time – quickly outpacing my previous team’s efforts with a fraction of the developers.
That experience was a turning point for me – I knew I would never create another data warehouse by hand. Data Warehouse Automation was my future and is THE WAY to help data warehousing teams deliver more value to their organizations quicker.
Soon after, I became an independent WhereScape consultant and later a WhereScape-employed Solutions Architect. Through these roles, I expanded my understanding, experience, and applications of WhereScape automation for organizations of all types and helped boost their data warehousing capabilities. I’ve helped teams implement WhereScape and Data Vault 2.0 solutions on Snowflake, Microsoft® SQL Server, Microsoft Azure Synapse (PDW/APS/Azure DW), Oracle, Teradata, Amazon Redshift and DB2.
Now, through The Data Vault Shop, I am fortunate to be able to partner with WhereScape and continue to help WhereScape customers get the most out of their data warehouse automation investment.
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