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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The Virtual Data Lake for a Data Scientist

In the previous article we reviewed the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, dug deeper into its technical implications. In this post, we will review the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, and will discuss why a virtual…

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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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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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Cost-based Optimization in Data Virtualization

In my previous posts, we reviewed some of the main optimization techniques used by Denodo in Logical Data Warehouse and Logical Data Lake scenarios (see here and here). We also provided real numbers showing that a logical architecture can achieve…

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