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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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Hack The Future

On Thursday December 8th Cronos organised their annual Hack The Future Event. This experience-driven hackathon at the unique location of the Fort in Edegem is an unique opportunity for students to get a taste of the inspiring jobs that awaits them. Prizes include job offers, paid trips and new equipment. Eight teams took on the Big Data challenge organised by Big Industries.


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