Data lakes: Don’t dive in just yet

The idea of holding information in a data lake – a large repository of  unstructured data from disparate sources available for widespread analytics from various users and applications – is an unfulfilled promise of big data, according to research firm Gartner Inc.

In a recent study, “The Data Lake Fallacy: All Water and Little Substance,”  Gartner said that while some vendors claim data lakes are essential to capitalizing on big data analytics, there is no common view among these companies about what a data lake is or how it can provide value.

Author: David Ramel

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