The Original by Dan Linstedt

Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke are the founders of Scalefree.

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Data Vault 2.0 Training

Classes and Certificates

Introduction Class

This 1-day introductory class introduces Data Vault 2.0 and all its pillars to a general audience. It helps business analysts and managers, involved in an agile data warehouse project based on Data Vault 2.0, to understand the principles and decisions made.

Boot Camp Class

The boot camp is a 3-day introductory and intermediate class, that takes you through the why, what, and how of Data Vault 2.0. It covers the business justifications and technical descriptions of all pillars of Data Vault 2.0.

Basic Data Vault 2.0 Modeling Class

The 1-day introductory course, focuses on getting your team started in Data Vault 2.0 Data Modelling. It covers the basics and functions of Data Vault 2.0. It also contains a hands-on case study to get participants familiar with the principles and concepts.

The Founders

40 years of vivid IT experience

Dan Linstedt

Dan is a thought leader and pioneer of data warehousing. He invented Data Vault 2.0 and complete Data Vault 2.0 System of Business Intelligence. He has built transactional and analytical systems for federal government and commercial enterprises for more than 25 years. He understands the needs, structures and priorities of clients. All in all, he provides sound expert advice tailored to the business scenario of clients.

Michael Olschimke

Michael has more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology. Specifically, the last eight years he has been working business intelligence topics like OLAP, dimensional modeling, and data mining. He has consulted for a number of clients in the automotive, insurance, banking, and non-profit industries. In addition, he has acted as a Business Intelligence consultant for government organizations in Germany.

Our Books


“Today, the world is trying to create and educate data scientists because of the phenomenon of Big Data. And everyone is looking deeply into this technology. But no one is looking at the larger architectural picture of how Big Data needs to fit within the existing systems (data warehousing systems). Data Architecture a Primer for the Data Scientist addresses the larger architectural picture of how Big Data fits with the existing information infrastructure, an essential topic for the data scientist.”
Source: Amazon

“The Data Vault was invented by Dan Linstedt at the U.S. Department of Defense, and the standard has been successfully applied to data warehousing projects at organizations of different sizes, from small to large-size corporations. Due to its simplified design, which is adapted from nature, the Data Vault 2.0 standard helps prevent typical data warehousing failures.”
Source: Amazon

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Big Data Management for now and in the future


Our knowledge is based on years of experience and we’d love to share our expertise with you. We truly believe that Data Vault 2.0 is the future of data warehousing, and want to help you get started.


When we consult our clients, whatever industry they are in, we are handing them the tools and methodology for long term success. Our experienced and certified consultants know how to leverage Big Data concepts and apply them to your organization.


The Data Vault 2.0 Method of Business Intelligence is a flexible concept that can be tailored to many business scenarios. We assess your company’s specific data warehousing needs and deliver a tailor made assessment of how Data Vault 2.0 can be implemented into your organization.


Let us handle the implementation of Data Vault 2.0. We gladly take on the full responsibility of implementing all the necessary features, with our top-notch team trained by the inventor of Data Vault himself.



We truly believe that long term success is best achieved by empowering your teams to build sophisticated information systems. We make sure you are able to apply successful business strategies to take full advantage of Big Data solutions like Data Vault 2.0. We support our clients on-site and deliver successful solutions of the highest quality.