Gone fishing in IoT data lakes

After Red Hat Summit, I traveled up to Maine for a vacation with my family. The area was cool, quiet and beautiful. The rugged coastline was remarkable. I found myself particularly entranced by the natural glacial lakes of New England, so different from the man-made creations we have in Georgia.

You see, lakes here are engineered by constructing dams and diverting water from ponds, rivers and swamps. The water released downstream is regulated according to water use, including power generation, navigation, recreation and agricultural irrigation. It got me to thinking about the difference between siloed data stores — sometimes referred to as data swamps — and the natural data lakes which seem better suited for IoT implementations.

Author: James Kirkland


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