What Works Series Slides: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Data Modeling

Data modeling has been a data analysis and design discipline for decades, but in recent years it has become a lost art for many data teams. Attention to modeling diminished with the adoption of big data, data lakes, data pipelines, schema-on-read, and other modern data trends. Still, data modeling is a core data engineering skill—one that is deficient or missing in many data engineering teams. It is time to rediscover the lost art of data modeling. 

You Will Learn: 

  • Modern uses for older techniques – relational and multi-dimensional data modeling

  • Rethinking the roles of logical and physical data modeling 

  • Higher levels of abstraction – conceptual and semantic data modeling 

  • Sematic data models a data translators for APIs, data services, and data products 

Host and Moderator: Wayne Eckerson, President and Lead Consultant, Eckerson Group 

Consultant: Dave Wells, Analyst, Eckerson Group 

About the What Works Series: 

The What Works Series provides data and analytics leaders practical advice about how to succeed in key areas: data strategy, data architecture, data governance, data literacy, self-service analytics, and emerging technology approaches. These interactive sessions are delivered by Eckerson Group consultants who collectively have 200+ years of data & analytics experience. The sessions are unsponsored, enabling our experts to offer the unvarnished truth about trends, tools, and technology unfiltered by software vendors.

Wayne Eckerson

Wayne Eckerson is an internationally recognized thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field. He is a sought-after consultant and noted speaker who thinks critically, writes clearly and presents...

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