The Virtual Data Lake for the Business User

In the previous article we reviewed the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, and will discuss why a virtual data lake can play a key role for the data scientist. In this post, we will review why it plays…

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Rethinking the Data Lake with Data Virtualization

Architecting a Virtual Data Lake

In the previous article we reviewed some of the pros and cons behind the data lake ideas, as well as the reasons why a logical architecture like the virtual data lake addresses some of those issues. In this section, we…

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Rethinking the Data Lake with Data Virtualization

Rethinking the Data Lake with Data Virtualization

In this post, I will introduce the idea of the logical data lake, a logical architecture in which a physical data lake augments its capabilities by working in tandem with a virtual layer. In subsequent posts in this series, I’ll…

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Easy Access to Big Data Insights

I was surfing the Tableau website and recently spotted a testimonial on their partner pages stating “Tableau Partners are an extension of our team, enabling people all over the world to achieve better insights from their data.” Working in the…

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Simplifying Big Data Integration with Data Virtualization

The strength of Hadoop and NoSQL systems in supporting big data systems is indisputable. These big data technologies are designed, built, and optimized specifically for large-scale and high-performance environments. Their support for massively parallel hardware architectures and cheap commodity hardware…

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How Not To Get Stuck in a Big Data Landslide

We have entered an almost unprecedented era where data threatens to overwhelm us. We need efficient data management, but it all comes down to this: Without a way to simplify our consumption of this onslaught of data, businesses are in…

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The Role of Data Virtualisation in a Data Lake

It seems at present there is huge amount of hype on big data and the concept of a data lake. Already however there is confusion as to what a data lake is with multiple different definitions ranging from a centralised…

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