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Do You Actually Need a Data Lake?

In this contributed article, Eran Levy, Director of Marketing at Upsolver, sets out to formally define “data lake” and then goes on to ask whether your organization needs a data lake by examining 5 key indicators. Data lakes have become the cornerstone of many big data initiatives, just as they offer easier and more flexible options to scale when working with high volumes of data that’s being generated at a high velocity – such as web, sensor or app activity data.

aqfer Launches Next-Generation SI-Ready Marketing Data Lake

aqfer, a leading SaaS provider supporting a data-centric marketing architecture, announced the launch of its next generation marketing data lake platform. The solution enables systems integrators (SIs) or engineers building digital marketing platforms for managed service providers (MSPs), ad tech companies or marketing agencies to drastically reduce the time and cost associated with customizing solutions for marketers while simultaneously increasing data integration and management functionality and dramatically reducing support and operating costs.

Okera Introduces Attribute-Based Access Control for Data Lake Security and Access Management

Okera, a leading active data management company for data lake security and governance, announced the release of new attribute-based access control (ABAC) and automated business metadata tagging and policy enforcement capabilities. These new features help enterprises simplify how to manage, secure, and govern data access on data lakes at scale in an easy and automated manner.

Databricks Open Sources Delta Lake for Data Lake Reliability

Databricks, a leader in Unified Analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, announced a new open source project called Delta Lake to deliver reliability to data lakes. Delta Lake is the first production-ready open source technology to provide data lake reliability for both batch and streaming data. This new open source project will enable organizations to transform their existing messy data lakes into clean Delta Lakes with high quality data, thereby accelerating their data and machine learning initiatives.

Book Excerpt: Sensitive Data Management and Access Control

Below please find an excerpt from a new title, O’Reilly Media’s “The Enterprise Big Data Lake: Delivering the Promise of Big Data and Data Science,” a new release in the Data Warehousing category by Alex Gorelik. The Enterprise Data Lake is a go-to resource for CTOs, CDOs, chief analytics officers and their teams, the people charged with extracting the strategic and operational insights from petabytes of data that will ultimately transform their organizations into sooth-seeing, agile businesses.

5 Reasons Your Data Lake Isn’t Giving Good BI

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews take a look at the data lake The best fix to gather better business intelligence, or BI, is to make your own corporate, digital data lake. A lake with all the ground rules your company needs from the data is the best way to keep out irrelevant or outdated data. Getting expert help when setting up your data lake isn’t a bad idea, either.

New Survey Reveals Businesses Are Bullish on Data Lakes

Arcadia Data, provider of the visual analytics and BI software native to big data, announced the results of a survey conducted by Eckerson Group, which paint an exciting picture of data lakes and the analytics tools, such as business intelligence (BI) on Apache Hadoop®, that surround them. The results highlight how today’s organizations understand that data lakes play a crucial role in generating value from data.

Arcadia Data Drives GDPR Compliance With Modern Data Lake BI Architecture

Arcadia Data, provider of the visual analytics and BI software native to big data, announced that its flagship product, Arcadia Enterprise, which is defining the next era of analytics and BI for data lakes, offers capabilities that help address compliance for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) through its robust governance features.

Interview: Joe Pasqua, Executive Vice President of Products at MarkLogic

I recently spoke with Joe Pasqua, Executive Vice President of Products at MarkLogic. Our discussion touched on a number of related issues, including the importance of effective data integration as organizations’ work to implement initiatives as broad as digital transformation and as specific as compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws, which go into effect this May.

What’s in a Name? Data Lakes and “Bazaars”

In this contributed article, Steve Wooledge, Vice President of Marketing at Arcadia Data discusses the evolution of the data lake and its importance to the enterprise today. Any disillusionment with Hadoop or data lakes is not because the data platform isn’t working. Scale, speed, and security have all been fixed. It’s a lack of self-service access for business end users measured on those same dimensions – scale, speed, security… and of course, ease of use.