First there was BIG DATA and now a LAKE!

For all IT Professionals who talk and wonder about BIG DATA…Consider what a DATA LAKE is all about! A data lake is a storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format until it is needed. While a hierarchical data warehouse stores data in files or folders, a data lake uses a flat architecture to store data. Each data element in a lake is assigned a unique identifier and tagged with a set of extended metadata tags. When a business question arises, the data lake can be queried for relevant data, and that smaller set  answer the question.

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