“Data lakes” is the latest buzz word in the world of data storage, management, and analysis. Data Lakes For Dummies decodes and demystifies the concept and helps you
get a straightforward answer the question: “What exactly is a data lake and do I need one for my business?” Written for an audience of technology decision makers tasked with keeping up with the latest and greatest data options, this book provides the perfect introductory survey of these novel and growing features of the information landscape.
It explains how they can help your business, what they can (and can’t) achieve, and what you need to do to create the lake that best suits your particular needs.With a minimum of jargon, prolific tech author and business intelligence consultant Alan Simon explains how data lakes differ from other data storage paradigms.
Once you’ve got the background picture, he maps out ways you can add a data lake to your business systems; migrate existing information and switch on the fresh data supply; clean up the product; and open channels to the best intelligence software for to interpreting what you’ve stored.
[*]Understand and build data lake architecture
[*]Store, clean, and synchronize new and existing data
[*]Compare the best data lake vendors
[*]Structure raw data and produce usable analytics