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Why Do I need a Data Lake?

What is a data lake?

A Data Lake is an enterprise-wide system for storing and analyzing disparate sources of data in their native formats. A Data Lake might combine sensor data, social media data, click-streams, location data, log files, and much more with traditional data from existing RDBMSes. The goal is to break the information silos in an enterprise by bringing all the data into a single place for analysis without the restrictions of schema, security, or authorization. Data Lakes are designed to store vast amounts of data, even petabytes, in local or cloud-based clusters consisting of commodity hardware.

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Data Drives Business

A new approach for using Data to drive business

Today's technology is rapidly changing our lives and influencing how we interact with brands, as well with each other. The digitization of everything, particularly the widespread use of mobile and sensor data, has significantly increased user expectations. This rapid adoption of newer technologies - mobile, digital goods, video, audio, IoT and an app-driven culture - has resulted in new ways to engage customers wiht improved products and services. At the heart of this transformation is how organizations use data to drive competitive advantage.

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