Here's why you need a data lake
by Arkatechture, on June 23, 2017
At Arkatechture, we believe a data lake isn't meant for Big Data only; all data is welcome and building a data lake is the best first step when you're about to start any project that involves analyzing your company's data.
A data lake stores all of your data in one place
The architecture of a data lake is simple. It provides a central location to store all your data from disparate sources. And we mean all of your data, including data that can be accessed from operational sources, smart devices, cloud or on-premise applications, no matter the source or format. Having all of your data in one place, enables you quick access to insights to help you better understand your customers and make more informed business decisions.
Data lakes answer unlimited questions
Data lakes can handle structured, semi-structured, unstructured data with equal ease, and they are not pre-modeled which means they can be used to answer unlimited questions from your collected data. Just another reason to build a data lake; with all your data -- current and historical --- in one place, you’re on track to perform quick analyses that empower you with the insights you need to plan ahead.
A data lake is good for the future of your business
Business strategies tend to revolve around ideas like business profitability, efficiency, compliance, and security. Does your current data structure help you with all of these concepts? Are your reports giving you the answers you need to formulate your strategies? New technologies are always arriving in the data space, but when you store your information in a data lake in its native form, it will be there for you to use in the future even when technology tools or data languages change. A data lake is good for your data and your business.