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About Data Vault 2.0

The Data Vault 2.0 System of Business Intelligence represents a major evolution of the already successful Data Vault architecture and Certus Solutions is the only registered Data Vault 2.0 training partner in ANZ.

Since its launch in 2013, Data Vault 2.0 has been increasingly adopted as a best practice standard for data warehousing and is fully applicable to Big Data deployments.

Companies including Telstra, Audi, Lockheed, Vodafone and Tesco have already implemented automated data warehousing using Data Vault, allowing them to answer business users’ questions in hours and days instead of weeks and months, while lowering risk and reducing total cost of ownership.

Speed, flexibility and accuracy are the key advantages as you reduce the deployment time of a new data warehouse and, perhaps more importantly, dramatically reduce business logic implementation cycles.

This is important because it underpins critical business philosophies such as Agile IT development and Six Sigma continual process improvement.

With greater flexibility comes the ability to incorporate changes quickly, without affecting the existing architecture, thereby reducing the need for shadow or bi-modal IT teams.

Data accuracy is critical to business success and Data Vault 2.0 allows you to create trust in your data warehouse as a true system of record; giving you the confidence to implement a data-driven business strategy.


  • Frictionless data load
  • Extensive possibilities for data attribution
  • Business rules separated from load
  • All data relationships are key driven
  • Relationships can be dropped and created on-the-fly
  • Data Mining can discover new relationships between elements


  • Reduce business cycle times and create better ROI
  • Trust the integrity of the business insights from your data warehouse and its ability to remain compliant
  • Maintain full traceability of your data back to the source
  • A data strategy capable of scaling to hundreds of Terabytes or Petabytes

Why Data Vault 2.0

Data Vault is a system of data warehousing and business intelligence that is comprised of three major components: the Data Vault Model, the Data Vault Methodology and the Data Vault Systems Architecture.While Data Vault (now DV1.0) was revolutionary on its own and has been extremely successful in the past, it was essentially focused on data modelling and is now outdated. Data Vault 2.0 takes it to the next level as a complete System of Business Intelligence... and it supports NoSQL too. Data Vault 2.0 brings improvements in the following areas.

Purely a modelling certification – DV Modeler. Focused on agility, process, methodology, design, architecture and the deployment of DV – DV Practitioner.
Only deals with relational databases. Extends to implementation and process maturity.
Does not deal with real-time requirements. Works with MPP and Hybrid architectures (SQL and NoSQL Hybrids).
Out of date, 15 year old specification. Up to date and continues to be maintained.
Does NOT deal with maturity, people or processes. Fully embraces CMMI, Scrum, Six Sigma, TQM.
Not designed to scale to the petabyte levels. Completely scalable across NoSQL and SQL platforms.



Vincent McBurney
Information Architect and DV 2.0 Trainer

Vincent is an experienced Information Architect who has been designing and building solutions for Insight for over twenty years with customers in Australia, Europe and the United States. Vincent was an early adopter of Data Vault Modelling in Australia in 2006 and has worked on Data Vault projects across many platforms for over ten years. Vincent has deep expertise in Information Integration and Governance, Enterprise Data Warehousing, Data Lakes and Business Analytics. Vincent is also an experienced presenter at conferences and user groups and is active on blogs and forums.


Nols Ebersohn
Principal Architect and DV 2.0 Trainer

Nols is an expert in data warehousing and business intelligence implementation, and has used a number of tool sets including Data Vault 2.0. Over the last 20 years he has acquired thorough experience and skill across a broad range of disciplines and is committed to establishing capabilities and guiding these capabilities from infancy to maturity for organisations. His work for Certus across various industries has helped him acquire an in-depth understanding of traditional issues faced by all of today's organisations. He is an expert in Big Data, NoSQL, and Hybrid solutions and has worked on numerous commercial Data Vault projects. He is a Certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner and a Certified Data Vault Trainer.

Become Data Vault 2.0 Certified

The Key To Your Business Future

Certification in Data Vault 2.0 demonstrates that you are well briefed in the standards, methods, architecture and design of end-to-end data warehouses for a corporate level.

Upon completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Build, automate, and deploy Data Vault systems from end to end with only weeks of design and implementation
  • Deliver in an agile fashion
  • Discuss the business benefits and uplift (or value) with the business users
  • Manage a full Data Vault 2.0 project
  • Include Big Data and NoSQL systems seamlessly and easily in your Data Vault 2.0 implementation plan

This class offers a solid foundation of material for the well-rounded practitioner and is targeted at everyone who needs to be involved in the Data Vault program and projects. Beginner or intermediate students will get expert knowledge of what’s new with Data Vault 2.0 as well as practical implementation experience and real-world best practices.

Who Should Attend

All data professionals, including database owners, looking to create competitive advantage through enterprise-wide data governance:

  • Database Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • Information Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Developers
  • Data Managers
  • Chief Technology Officers and Technology Researchers


What is Data Vault 2.0? DV1.0 Compared to DV2.0
Issues Faced Today Data Vault 2.0 In Business
Managed Self-Service BI Agile Delivery and DV2.0 Methodology
Agile Requirements Gathering Technical Numbering
Roles and Releases

Data Vault 2.0 Architecture Components Business Processes to Business Keys
Hashing and Sequences Common Terminology
Multi-Tenancy Core DV Structures
Dependent Child (Data Modeling) Driving Key
Link to Link Denormalization

Link Unit Of Work Applying Links
Non-Historized Link Satellites in Depth
Record Source Tracking Applying Set Logic
ELT / ETL Performance Tuning Loading Architecture
Column Comparison and Hash Differences Zero Key Concept
Staging Loads DV2.0 Loading Templates / Standards
End-Dating Satellite Templates Real-Time Loading
Point-in-Time and Bridge Tables Dealing with Corrupted Data

Course Locations


Level 1, 70-76 Alexander St
CROWS NEST Sydney, NSW 2065

Dates: Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th April 2018


Level 6, Building 2, 4 Riverside Quay,
Southbank, Melbourne VIC 3006

Dates: Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th June 2018


Level 19, 307 Queen Street,
Brisbane 4000

Dates: Wednesday 23th - Friday 25th May 2018


Level 6, 36 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

Dates: Tuesday 20th - Thursday 22nd March 2018

Sessions run from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day. Catering for Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea is provided.

Upcoming training sessions

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Upcoming training sessions

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Learn from the source. Certus Solutions is the only registered Data Vault 2.0 training partner in ANZ.

The class covers many of the necessary technologies and new advancements available today. New materials in this course also cover Hard Real Time, Near Real Time, Azure, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Tez, Drill and more.

This is the only way to become truly certified in leading Data Vault principles and best practices. Take the course with our authorised trainers; not only experts in delivering the DV2.0 content, but they also have real-world practical experience building the solutions on-site for customers just like you.

Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest for a Data Vault training, but your location is not on the list above, please contact us.