What is a Data Lake?

Data lakes improve business analytics and BI by integrating results from multiple knowledge sources

We’ve had data storage pools for years. Now we have data lakes. Other than drowning in marketing hype, what does the term “data lake” actually mean? This is a loaded question with definitions of data lakes are all over the map. At its core, a data lake is a large storage repository that stores multiple data types in their native formats, and creates data constructs to present to analytical and business intelligence (BI) tools.

Author: Christine Taylor

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