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What’s New in ODE version 4

A new version (version 4) of ODE is now available for download! ODE, Optimal Data Engine, is our open source product for building a Data Vault. Anyone can download it, install on their instance of SQL Server and develop a Data Vault of their own. New features include:...

ODE Version 2: What’s New

Optimal Data Engine Version 2 is now available for download from GitHub! Here’s what it means for you. The biggest change with the most impact is a new flag for Data Vault retired objects. The general rule is, once something gets into the Data Vault, it never...

Ode to ODE

I started working at OptimalBI a few months ago. My area of expertise is Data Warehouse development, using Microsoft SQL Server. I was, therefore, a good candidate to test how difficult it is to start using ODE (Optimal Data Engine). ODE is an open source application...

ODE – More on Migrating Configuration Data

Following on Nic’s excellent blog on Migrating Configuration Data, I would like to elaborate a bit on the style, which he selected. From the options Nic outlined, he chose the route of grouping objects into a release, packaging up the Config and releasing...

3 Reasons Data Vault Rocks!

We think Data Vault is pretty cool and continually recommend it as the best way to model your data warehouse. Here are three reasons why! 1. Model Quickly Data Vault allows you to very quickly transform your source data into structures that store history and better...