What is a Data Lake?

Written By: Mark DeRosa, Director of Data Analytics and Modernization Introduction This article provides an introductory overview of data lakes. We’ll begin with a brief history, highlight some benefits of a data lake, and define some terms you may hear used in various information technology (IT) circles. By the end of this article you should have a solid understanding of data lakes and why people are embracing this exciting new approach to creating a more data-driven culture within their organizations. History of Data Lakes Since the topic of this article is a data lake, let’s define that term first and then provide a brief history. (We’ll define more data lake-related terms later in this article after we understand the topic…