Varigence BimlStudio review #1

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Varigence BimlStudio review #1

Review by: Paul Schmidt
Company: MPower BI
Country: Australia
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Review date: August 8, 2017
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What do you like best?

Support: The team behind this tool have an exceptional amount of knowledge, and the great success we’ve had with our data warehouse is largely due to their support. Updates are frequent, and fixes are fast.
Easy management: Managing an enormous and complex data warehouse is made easy, thanks to how well structured the data modeling tool is. We can focus on just one source at a time, and build out just those related packages.
Data Vault Accelerator: Reviewing the changes we’re deploying to the data warehouse using the accelerator’s preview function is a life saver.
Extensible: Making specific tweaks to our processes is easy with thanks to the Extension Points.
No code: Our approach with BimlStudio allows us to model completely metadata-driven. And the tool produces all of the code and packages we need in seconds.

What do you dislike?

It can take a long time (5 minutes) to load our data warehouse metadata, though with more than 10,000 objects…I’m not sure I’m actually in a position to complain.

Recommendations to others considering the product.

Speak to Varigence for a demonstration, and check out the webinars. It’s worth investing your time into learning the tool, because once you’re over the initial learning curve, you won’t look back.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our challenge is trying to efficiently manage a highly complex, multi-tenanted data warehouse, and have the ability to continue to build on the model over time. And we’ve been able to do that so simply, for us BimlStudio is like having 10 developers coding 24/7, only the framework does all heavy lifting – and without the human error.

In which period or periods have you used the product and are you still using it?

April 2016 until now, and for the foreseeable future.