As the data warehouse evolves into a complete, enterprise-wide, historically correct record of all the business’ legally binding activities, design and delivery approaches that sufficed in the past will no longer work. We need a robust yet agile design and highly automated, repeatable delivery.

The Data Vault approach, since the early 2000s, promises a much-improved balance, with a hybrid of the normalized and star schema forms ... Version 2.0 introduced in 2013, consisting of a data model, methodology, and systems architecture, provides a design basis for data warehouses that emphasizes core data quality, consistency, and agility.

Together, Data Vault and WhereScape Data Vault Express offer a firm design foundation and a powerful system for agile delivery.