Three key ingredients of any data lake implementation

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Like any other tool or technology, the data lake — a storage repository and processing engine — has its pros and cons. One of its oft-touted benefits is that it can ingest data without compromising the data format, providing data scientists with greater flexibility in the kinds of questions they can ask.”Think of the data lake as your question development environment: You don’t know what you don’t know,” said Nick Heudecker, a Gartner analyst. The data lake allows you to discover what you don’t know, as one question suggests another.  A drawback? Without the proper skills, integration and data governance, a data lake implementation can quickly turn into a data management nightmare. Heudecker held up those three characteristics as the keys to a healthy data lake during…


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