Conceptual Model for the New Generation of Data Warehouse System Catalog

  • Danijela JaksicEmail author
  • Patrizia Poscic
  • Vladan Jovanovic
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 69)


This paper introduces a formal definition of a Data Vault model and a conceptual data model of a new Data Warehouse (DW) system catalog (Metadata Vault Repository - MDV) which is based on the Data Vault (DV) method for database modeling. The goal of this conceptual MDV model is to serve as a basis for future development of a new generation of DW temporal system catalogs – catalogs that will track and manage changes in the DW data and metadata, as well as in its’ schemas. The main contributions of this paper are: (a) a formal definition of DV model and its main concepts, (b) a conceptual MDV model, (c) a final set of fundamental changes over the DW schema, and (d) a formal algebra for DW schema maintenance.


Data warehouse Data vault Schema evolution Conceptual model System catalog 



This paper is based upon work supported by the University of Rijeka under project no., titled “Metode i modeli za dizajn i evoluciju skladišta podataka”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danijela Jaksic
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrizia Poscic
    • 1
  • Vladan Jovanovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboroUSA

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