Babies and bathwater: Is Kimball still relevant?

In a popular Coalesce 2020 talk, Dave Fowler challenged the relevancy of dimensional modeling and the star schema popularized by Ralph Kimball over 25 years ago, arguing the dimensional modeling method now does “more harm than good,” in the context of the modern data stack. But should we throw the baby out with the bathwater? In this talk, Josh Devlin and Sydney Burns (Brooklyn Data Co) suggests a different approach to bringing Kimball’s system into the modern era.

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