The Faces of Scalefree

Curiosity is our shared passion

Dan Linstedt


Dan is a thought leader and pioneer of data warehousing. He invented Data Vault and complete Data Vault 2.0 methodology 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, providing sound expert advice tailored to their business scenario.

Dan’s professional history includes projects with federal governmental organizations. The goals of these projects was sourcing unstructured data from several contradicting systems, organizing the data, and deriving valuable information from it using massively parallel processing (MPP) platforms. He holds a bachelor degree in computer science from California State University-Chico. Dan is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Scalefree where he sets the technology direction of consultancy.

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 fields. In addition, he has consulted for government organizations in Germany on Business Intelligence. His work includes research on massively parallel processing (MPP) systems for building artificial intelligence (AI) systems for the analysis of unstructured data.

After realizing the value of Data Vault 2.0 to the business intelligence industry, he partnered with Dan Linstedt to distribute the knowledge of Data Vault 2.0 within the industry. He loves research, teaching, and business development. Michael holds a diploma (FH) from the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen (Germany) and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, California.

Michael is Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Scalefree where he is responsible for the business direction of the company. In addition, Michael teaches business intelligence at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany.

The Team

Jürgen Dackweiler

International Business Development Manager

Sandra Krenn

Training Manager

Our Mission

Our mission is the business success of our clients and everyone at Scalefree has this in mind. We truly believe that this success is achieved by empowering your teams to build sophisticated information systems and apply business strategies to take full advantage of Big Data solutions such as Data Vault 2.0. That’s why we support our clients on-site and deliver solutions of the highest quality.

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We also help industry in applying the technologies we believe in. To that end we are active in independent industry bodies, at conferences, and in the academic field. Our network allows us to follow the latest technologies and adapt them to the needs of our clients. Our client’s success is the key ingredient to our success.

Our values

Additionally, we love to teach the next generation of scientists and consultants. Our founders attribute their success to opportunities they received during their career, and like to provide the same opportunities to others. That is also why we take great pride in supporting non-profits. We are supported by supervisors, mentors, teachers, scholarship, and we are always open to any requests for guidance, especially from the academic field.

Four reasons

to decide for scalefree

Scalefree presents the Data Vault 2.0 System of Business Intelligence; the concept that grows with your data needs without running into limitations of scale. Data Vault 2.0 contains the first data warehouse system to increase scale without limits. Set up now, for all your future Big Data needs.
Our clients understand what it means to have a lot of data. They are global automotive brands, large banks and governments. Initially developed for the U.S. government, Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke are now bringing this technology to the industry for everyone to use.
Instead of traditional data warehouse models, Data Vault 2.0 introduces a complete methodology for all your future Big Data needs. Without limits to what you can store, find and analyze, who knows what the benefits for your company will be?
No more headaches about linking data and tracing relevant information ever again. Understand customers and save precious time retracing data with Data Vault 2.0.