5 principles that will keep your data warehouse organized


The natural state of the universe is chaos: entropy tends to increase in closed systems. So too is the nature of data warehouses: unless action is taken to maintain order in your data warehouse, it will inevitably spiral into a hard to navigate, hard to operate collection of objects that you’re too afraid to delete. 

This is true. We (Fishtown Analytics) are often asked to work inside of an existing warehouse. Sometimes that experience is great, sometimes...less so. Keeping your warehouse organized is often the difference between a productive and an unproductive data team.


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