BimlFlex

BimlFlex

Biml Flex

A flexible, extensible, and completely customizable data warehouse framework.

What is BimlFlex?

BimlFlex is a collection of templates, metadata definitions, and tooling that enables you to build
an end-to-end data solution without ever writing a single line of code.

You can pick and choose which of the following capabilities you would like to implement. Just one, a subset, or all of it - you're in control.

Staging & PSA

Staging Database

Source data from all common sources or easily extend for unusual sources.

Persisted Staging Area (ODS)

Unified source data with optional history tracking.

Data Vault Modeling

Raw Data Vault

Define your data vault model and mappings. BimlFlex does the rest.

Business Data Vault

PIT, Bridge, and business logic are a breeze to implement - virtualized or materialized

Dimensional Modeling

Dimensional Data Warehouse

Kimball and Inmon approaches are fully supported

Data Marts

Using Dimension or Data Vault warehouses as a basis, build one or many data marts

Analytics

Cubes

Complete the analytics story with a cube based on your warehouse or data marts.

Tabular

Alternatively leverage Microsoft's tabular model for the latest in BI capabilities.

The BimlFlex Workflow

Benefits of BimlFlex

Flexible Data Framework

Get incredible flexibility and extensibility with extension points and custom attributes.

Robust Metadata Mapping Tool

Enter requirements into a metadata database through our BimlFlex Excel Add-in.

Avoid Data Debt

Avoid slow traditional tools and solve your data debt problem with the speed, power, and flexibility of BimlFlex.

Shorter Delivery Times

Automate the creation of your documentation, data assets, and transforms, enabling you to model a quality solution and meet project deadlines.

Simplified Maintenance

Store your requirements in a machine-readable metadata database and automate the rebuilding of your solution, simplifying maintenance and error fixing.

Upfront Pricing

Don’t waste time with incessant sales calls and hidden costs for adding basic features. Our fully-published pricing respects your time, and the value speaks for itself.

Data Modeling

We built BimlFlex with the power of Biml and metadata-driven automation while employing the best and most commonly used modelling philosophies (Kimball, Inmon, DataVault). BimlFlex was built in collaboration with Biml experts with full transparency at every opportunity.

Automation + Customization

BimlFlex automation addresses 80-90% of real-world scenarios while giving you the control to customize the last 10-20% with extension points, custom attributes, and our metadata editor.

5 Things You’ll Love about BimlFlex

Autocomplete

Custom autocomplete simplifies the process of editing your metadata in BimlFlex.

Validation List

Quickly view a single list of metadata errors, warnings, and messages with a quick link to the offending cell.

Interactive Schema Diagram

View an interactive schema diagram based on your metadata.

Visual Mapping Editor

Intuitively map columns by dragging from source to destination.

Auto-generated Reference Docs

Automatically generate, customize, and export your reference documentation.

Extensive Source and Destination Support

On-premise or in the cloud BimlFlex supports many sources and destinations to meet your organization’s unique and growing requirements.

  • Standard Providers
  • OLE DB
  • Excel OLE DB
  • ADO.NET
  • ODBC
  • File
  • Multi File
  • FTP
  • MSMQ
  • SMTP
  • HTTP
  • WMI
  • Cache
  • On-Premise/IaaS Databases
  • Flat File
  • Multi Flat File
  • SQL Server Management
  • Analysis Services
  • SQL Server DQS
  • SQL Server PDW
  • Oracle
  • Teradata
  • Azure Blob
  • Azure Table
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Cloud
  • Azure DocumentDB
  • Azure Data Lake Store
  • MySQL Database
  • DB2 Database
  • Sybase Database
  • PostgreSQL Database
  • Hadoop Distributed File System
  • OData sources
  • Web table
  • GE Historian

"A near tenfold increase in productivity compared with hand-coded ETL. . ."

"We needed a modern, sustainable metadata technology that automated and integrated our data warehousing. . . . From an initial market scan of around 30 offerings, we conducted a paper-based assessment to narrow the choice to 3. We then conducted a proof-of-concept for those three using a real business use case. BimlFlex was the clear winner and demonstrated a near tenfold increase in productivity compared with hand-coded ETL in SAS or SSIS."

"You should consider the BimlFlex solution. . ."

"BimlFlex makes sophisticated Data Warehouse technologies like Data Vault surprisingly affordable, and we are regularly seeing new features to reduce time to build. In my view, for any new Data Warehouse project, you should use metadata oriented tools for ETL automation. And specifically, you should consider the BimlFlex solution."

- Damian Towler, Enterprise Data Strategist, Credit Union Australia

- Alnis Bajars, BI/DW Manager, Inabox Group

Upfront, No-Hassle Pricing

No hidden costs. Our fully published pricing respects your time, and we believe the value speaks for itself.

Small Business

1 - 100 Employees

Perpetual - $34,995 | Subscription* - $3,795/mo

BimlStudio developer licenses 2

Metadata authoring licenses Unlimited

1st year of support Included

Additional annual support $8,750

*Subscription pricing requires a 3 month commitment.
Subscriptions have no additional support or maintenance fees.

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Subject to change.

Mid-size Business

101 - 1,000 Employees

Perpetual - $44,995 | Subscription* - $4,795/mo

BimlStudio developer licenses 3

Metadata authoring licenses Unlimited

1st year of support Included

Additional annual support $11,250

*Subscription pricing requires a 3 month commitment.
Subscriptions have no additional support or maintenance fees.

Large Business

1,001 - 2,500 Employees

Perpetual - $74,995 | Subscription* - $7,995/mo

BimlStudio developer licenses 5

Metadata authoring licenses Unlimited

1st year of support Included

Additional annual support $18,750

*Subscription pricing requires a 3 month commitment.
Subscriptions have no additional support or maintenance fees.

Enterprise

2,501 - 5,000 Employees

Perpetual - $104,995 | Subscription* - $10,995/mo

BimlStudio developer licenses 10

Metadata authoring licenses Unlimited

1st year of support Included

Additional annual support $26,250

*Subscription pricing requires a 3 month commitment.
Subscriptions have no additional support or maintenance fees.

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