Better Data Model is a blog focused on… better data modeling. Specifically taking the time to consider the requirements of your data model and selecting a modeling pattern that best meets those needs.
This topic became a focus following the agile modeling movement and the development of Ensemble Modeling techniques. These modeling forms were created to address agile data warehousing, business intelligence, master data and other data integration related requirements. It became clear that the modeling pattern chosen had a profound impact on the characteristics and performance of the resulting database. Also interesting is how challenging we can find it to accept and embrace new modeling paradigms.