Transforming ‘Data Swamps’ into Data Lakes

Data lakes and the growing number of analytics tools emerging to access their contents are expanding the universe of business users able to reap insights via what a new survey calls “point-and-click” accessibility.

The vendor survey of more than 500 business users released on Tuesday (July 17) by visual analytics specialist Arcadia Data found that 72 percent use data lakes to gather business intelligence. Nevertheless, the survey identified usage gaps that often turn the repositories into “data swamps.” The survey also makes the case that Hadoop remains viable despite a steady migration to the cloud. The survey found that 62 percent of respondents said they deployed data lakes in Hadoop clusters.

Author: George Leopold


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