Back to the Future: Where Dimensional Modeling Enters the Modern Data Stack

dbt’s powerful capabilities allow data teams to deliver data products and analytics solutions to solve business problems faster than ever. Yet still, even with the best modern technologies, challenges arise. How can you be certain what you’re building will stand up to changing requirements? How can you connect disparate parts of your business to derive new insights? The answer may be a blast from the past—but the fundamentals never change. Learn how to apply fundamental techniques—like dimensional modeling—to modern tools, helping you to build scalable and reusable solutions to solve data problems today, and in the future.

Meet the hosts

Tony Dahlager, VP of Account Management , Analytics8

Tony is the VP of Account Management at Analytics8. With a focus on ensuring client satisfaction, he leads the company’s efforts in nurturing our client relationships and designing strategic service solutions.

John Barcheski, Data Engineering Consultant, Analytics8

John is a Data Engineering Consultant based out of our Madison office. He leads Analytics8’s dbt Practice and is passionate about accelerating the productivity of data teams through using dbt. John specializes in data ingestion, modeling, and transformation solutions. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and fishing.