A Big Data Cheat Sheet: What Executives Want to Know

Recently, I was given the opportunity to present An Executive’s Cheat Sheet on Hadoop, the Enterprise Data Warehouse and the Data Lake at the SAS Global Forum Executive Conference in Dallas. During this standing-room only session, I addressed these five questions:

What can Hadoop do that my data warehouse can’t? We’re not doing “big” data, so why do we need Hadoop? Is Hadoop enterprise-ready? Isn’t a data lake just the data warehouse revisited? What are some of the pros and cons of a data lake?

Author: Tamara Dull

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