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Data models are not just diagrams – they’re far more than that

PostgreSQL is a popular open source database platform, with a user base right around the world. By all accounts, data modelling is not very common in the world of PostgreSQL. In an effort to change that, I’ve written a blog post for 2nd Quadrant, a major provider of services for PostgreSQL, showing an example of how a data modelling tool can add benefit when creating data warehouses using the Data Vault approach – based on a demo by Thierry de Spirlet. 

As you might guess, I’ve illustrated my points using PowerDesigner. Take a look at

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  • I gave 5-minute lightning talk on this topic yesterday, using PowerDesigner to demonstrate my arguments - the slides are on Slieshare -