W.H. Inmon and Daniel Linstedt

W.H. Inmon – the “father of data warehouse” – has written 53 books published in nine languages. Bill’s latest adventure is the building of technology known as textual disambiguation – technology that reads raw text in a narrative format and allows the text to be placed in a conventional database so that it can be analyzed by standard analytical technology, thereby creating unique business value for big data/unstructured data. Bill was named by ComputerWorld as one of the ten most influential people in the history of the computer profession. Bill lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information about textual disambiguation refer to

Daniel Linstedt is an internationally known expert in data warehousing and business intelligence. He’s worked in the field for more than 23 years, and continues to help Fortune 50 clients and government customers around the world in their pursuit of business information (BI) excellence. He’s an expert in big data, unstructured data systems, and performance and tuning. He’s also the author and inventor of the Data Vault Model and Methodology. He currently works with government agencies and major financial industries as a mentor for their enterprise BI initiatives. You can learn more about Data Vault at

Articles by W.H. Inmon and Daniel Linstedt

One day, corporations awoke to the fact that having data was not the same thing as having believable data. They awoke to discover the meaning of "data integrity." That was the day the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) was born. With an EDW, corporations had the bedrock data on which to make important and trustworthy decisions. Prior to the EDW, corporations had plenty of data, but the data was not believable.

Posted June 09, 2015