We are two guys with a passion for data warehouse development and the practice of software development automation. We want to turn around and disrupt the industry so our customers can create a datawarehouse solution fast and for a reasonable price. Also, we want to make enterprise datawarehouse solutions and practices available to small and medium sized businesses.
Most vendors stalled the developments in their traditional datawarehouse software stacks
"It feels like they forgot to keep track with modern software development practices, we did not..."
Coming from the software development industry and having seen how professional application development & life cycle management should be done, it is painful to see that this is lagging behind in the data warehouse development industry. We know that current datawarehouse software vendors and their product glitter are not gold. Yes, there are a lot of great data warehouse development products / toolkits in the market. But in our opinion most products are technically outdated under the hood and have grown organically.
A few years ago almost all vendors invested heavily in big data tooling, stalling the developments in their traditional data warehouse software stacks. In our opinion with the current big data software we are even further back in time than where traditional DWH software products had remained. It feels like they forgot to keep track with the software development industry and how product life cycle management practices like DevOps should be incorporated in the process.
A data warehouse, like water from the tap...
"Having a traditional datawarehouse is not a competitive advantage anymore... our goal is to make it a commodity"
Because of this, companies pay too much money for the implementation of their data warehouse. And are faced with a high TCO. We see organizations literally re-invented the wheel again and again. In our opinion a traditional data warehouse should be a commodity after all these years.
Having a traditional datawarehouse is not a competitive advantage anymore, every (digital) company needs a data warehouse, like water from the tap. But being able to cope with fast changing business does give a competitive advantage. We want to turn around and disrupt the industry so our customers can create a data warehouse solution fast and for a reasonable price.
Our partners are focused on the creation of value with data
"They promote building a data modelling community, internal or even external where data models are shared and re-used..."
We believe that companies that need a data warehouse do not benefit enough from current consultancy-based business models where the software vendor does not automate the work of the consultancy firm. The billable hour target-based consultancy business models simply do not benefit from automation and re-usable solutions and data models.
We would like to promote and support a community where data models are shared. Think about how often consultants have designed and (re-)developed data interfaces and analytical models for commonly used scenarios (CRM, finance, HRM and so on). We would like to see a growing data model community as seen in the API world, where catalogues of API’s are rising fast.
We started SEPIDATA to turn around the industry
"Our company name relates to 'Sepiida' the Latin name of fish that applies adaptive transformation..."
After years of experience in architecting and building enterprise datawarehouse solutions at large companies, having seen all above we thought it was time do something about this and turn it around. This has resulted in our company SEPIDATA.
The first 6 letters in our company name relate to “Sepiida“ the Latin name of a catfish also know as cuttlefish. Cuttlefish are extremely intelligent. They are considered smarter than most fish and octopi. This amazing fish applies adaptive transformation based on the structure beneath him. Changing colour helps cuttlefish blend into their environments to hide from predators.
Need a responsive datawarehouse?
"SEPIDATA provides proven building blocks for developing, deploying and operating your datawarehouse..."
Our product has a lot of similarities with this fish! With our product you can adapt quickly to data structures provided by data sources that deliver your daily data. You can apply adaptive transformation over your data source to transform raw data to information and speed up the delivery of your analytical models. It is smart and intelligent because it enables you with out of the box solutions and best practices for developing, deploying and operating your data warehouse.