We are happy to announce that the D♯ Developer Community site has been opened to BDP developers. All current licensed D♯ professionals have been given access, as will all future ones. So, without further ado, welcome everybody, and let’s get going!

Also take a look at our Training Program presented in our June story.

Best Regards,

The D♯ Team

More and more customers are committing to D♯. The number of license subscriptions and data professionals keeps growing. We are extremely happy that DSharp Oy is already breaking even, which is a testament to a highly competitive product and training program.

D♯ SmartEngine 2.5 has been rolled out to partners and customers. The release is mostly a technical upgrade, pushing three years worth of updates to the UI library, but also usability and analysis functionality have been improved.

The Training Program keeps on rockin’. Last week we had another sold-out Online Intro course, and the next one will take place in late September. We will also give the first Online Advanced course starting next week for those who have previously attended the Intro course, so that’s a good opportunity to have a pragmatic look at real-world situations and how to handle them using the D♯ Toolbox. Please contact us to join!

Growing Demand

After the digitalization leap caused by Corona many analysts are forecasting 10-15% growth for the data market in the next 5 years. Hence, the demand for Data Vault 2.0 and D♯-based Data Platforms is growing rapidly. In parallel the need for business-driven conceptual data modeling is on the rise as our customers and partners invest in data leadership, data governance, smarter data architectures, etc.

Summer Is Coming…

… and the Data Market is hotter than any normal summer day in Finland.

Instead of enjoying the beautiful summer, I am sitting in the air-conditioned office writing this story inviting you to join our growing D# Community.

Be Cool and Get a New Data Career!

During summer, people tend to have time to think, to consider their options. As an IT or Data Professional, what are you going to do in the future? Did you know that DSharp Oy is actively training Data Professionals? If you have the right background and attitude, we can sharpen your skills. We create careers for the future.

We are proud of the D# training program we have created during the past year, and we are working hard to improve it. Take a look at the simplified illustration of our approach to training courses, self-studying and on-the-job training.

Training Program

The training program is ensuring smooth learning and professional coaching into the exciting and rapidly changing data world. With us you are free to grow and develop yourself utilizing modern and efficient Data Platform methodologies and tools. The D♯ Toolbox includes modeling, automation, low code, and database tools.

We Search for New Data Professionals

Take a look at our Data Careers story from March this year. We continue to search for new Data Professionals to join our growing D♯ communityDSharp Oy is recruiting, as are many of our customers and partners. See Cerion Solutions’ recruiting pages as one example. The D♯ community offers you a career in several new school data professions, like business data platform developers, project- and customer managers, business analysts, information architects, product managers, data specialists, data security experts and programmers.

How to Get Started?

Contact us at DSharp, take a surf at Cerion’s recruiting pages or talk to other D# partners.

Surf’s Up,

Yngve

Enjoy world class automation with D#

When Steve Jobs launched “The Computer For The Rest of Us” a long time ago, his thought was to make computers usable and understandable for people with no technical background. In the D# team we feel that the market for data platforms, reporting, analytics, etc. is in still in “the same stage” where computers were in the 1980s. Many customers are (in 2021) really confused by the rapidly changing and ultra-technological language used by technology players and data consultants in our field. The message and recommendations are highly conflicting and different “schools” are not necessarily even compatible with each other. Customers are too often misled by big and small vendors to focus on technological matters and suboptimized point solutions instead of understanding the big picture and creating pragmatically working and understandable business data solutions that are flexible and sustainable in a rapidly changing world, where smart and wise decisions are needed quicky – all the time, every day.

This short PDF presentation (in English and Finnish) communicates the key issues in achieving a “Business Data Platform for the rest of us“. Terms like Conceptual Modeling, Data Vault, Automation and DSharp (D#) are described in a simple way. It all starts from simplifying the language. Our mission is to get business data people to discuss and work together with IT Data people in order to achieve great value for decision makers.

Data Warehouse Automation

During 2018-2020 LUT University went through major changes and mergers. The need for collecting and unifying reliable data to feed reporting, analytics and forecasting became acute. LUT, Cerion and DSharp co-operated in specifying and implementing a modern, scalable and flexible data platform to improve support for decision making in the new organization. In parallel LUT has also succeeded in creating a common data governance model for further development of the BI-solution.

During the first phase LUT has trained its own personnel to use the D# methodology and tools, growing into new age data professionals, and is now able to independently maintain and further develop the solution. Read more about the success story (in finnish) here.

The roles of DSharp experts in the first phase were:

  • Training and coaching customer and partner experts
  • Lead consultant for conceptual modeling and solution design
  • Methodology and tool box consulting and developer support