Architecting Data Lakes, Part V

Posted May 3, 2016 | Technology |

Somewhat like the data warehouse architecture before it, data lake thinking has focused mainly on the information/data contained therein — its types and structures, its modeling and usage, and so on. However, as we showed in Part II of this Advisor series, the IDEAL conceptual architecture emphasizes that information is only one of three spaces that require consideration. As we saw in that Advisor, process and people demand equal consideration. In Part IV, we discussed the aspects of process that deal with getting data into the lake and ensuring its internal consistency where required. This Advisor examines the other aspects of process: particularly choreography, as well as its supporting function of organization — the means of creating and managing all the processes of the data lake. We also briefly touch on utilization, which represents the applications that make use of the information to provide business value.

About The Author
Dr. Barry Devlin is a Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant, a member of Arthur D. Little's AMP open consulting network, and an expert in all aspects of data architecture, including data warehousing, data preparation, analytics, and information management. He is dedicated to moving business beyond mere intelligence toward real insight and innovation, complementing technological acumen from informational, operational, and collaborative fields with… Read More
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