What is a data lake?
A data lake is a shared data environment that comprises multiple repositories and capitalizes on big data technologies. It provides data to an organization for a variety of analytics processing including:
- discovery and exploration of data
- simple ad hoc analytics
- complex analysis for business decisions
- real-time analytics
Organizations are increasingly exploring the data lake approach to address demands for an agile yet secure and well-governed data environment that supports both structured and unstructured data.
Learn more about what a data lake is - and what it isn't.