We have released a toolkit for automating the generation of tables and collapsing views. The toolkit contains an XML Schema specification for anchor models, together with an XML file of an example model, and an XSLT translating the XML into an SQL Server 2005 script. The script sets up all tables with indexes as well as the latest and point-in-time collapsing views. We will continue our work on this “tool” in order to simplify its use.
AnchorModeling Toolkit v0.3.4
Please note that this toolkit has been deprecated in favor of the online modeling tool.
We held a guest lecture at KTH/SU for the Data Warehousing and Relational Database Modeling classes. The Anchor Modeling technique was presented and contrasted against other types of modeling.
SU KTH Course Presentation
We have made a “cheat sheet” which lists the most important features of Anchor Modeling.
Anchor Modeling Cheat Sheet
Together with DSV at the university of Stockholm the authors Lars Rönnbäck and Olle Regardt will write an article on Anchor Modeling. It will be published some time durnig the autumn of 2008.
We have presented Anchor Modeling at the TDWI conference in Amsterdam 2007. Check out this link for more information.
Anchor Modeling TDWI Presentation