What is a Data Lake?

data lakeA Data Lake, is an environment where a vast amount of data of various types and structures can be ingested, stored, assessed, and analyzed. Data Lakes server many purposes, including:

  • An environment for Data Scientists to mine and analyze data.
  • A central storage area for raw data, with minimal, if any transformation.
  • Alternate storage for detailed historical Data Warehouse
  • An online archive for records.
  • An environment to ingest streaming data with automated pattern identification.

Other Definitions of a Data Lake Include:

Businesses Use Data Lakes to:

 

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