Gartner turned heads last year when it declared that the majority of data lake projects would end in failure.
As a self-avowed “old dog” of data warehousing, EMC’s Bill Schmarzo vehemently agrees with that assessment, but says there is one simple secret to having success with a data lake project. Before we disclose Schmarzo’s secret formula (which really is unnervingly simple), let’s talk about how not to go about building a data lake. For starters, you can’t begin with the technology. That’s a recipe for disaster, but all too often in this over-heated big data culture of ours, that’s exactly what people do.
Author: Alex Woodie