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What is a Data Lake

And do You Need One?



If you go by the buzz, you’ll think for sure that you need a data lake. And that may well be true. But just as mistakes were made in the world of data warehousing, so are mistakes being made in this next generation of data marshaling. The real key is to know your business, know your data, and have a good understanding for where you’re headed.

And the bottom line these days, is that a data lake can take any number of forms. It can be the go-to system of record; or it can be a way to store relatively cold data inexpensively. Either way, you’ll want some effective way to persist, access and analyze data in your lake or warehouse. And that’s what we’ll talk about today on InsideAnalysis with two experts: Neil Barton of WhereScape, and Mark Van de Weil, CTO of HVR!



Neil Barton. CTO at WhereScape. Neil Barton WhereScapeNeil drives the long-term architecture and technology vision for WhereScape automation software. Neil has held a variety of roles over the past 20 years, including working at Oracle Australia and Sequent Computer Systems in the areas of software architecture, business intelligence, and data warehousing. He is a co-inventor of three U.S. patents related to Business Intelligence software solutions.


Mark Van de Wiel. CTO at HVR. Mark_Van_de_WielMark brings a strong 20+ year background in data replication as well as real-time Business Intelligence and analytics to his role here at HVR. Most recently, at Actian Corporation, Mark led a team of high performing solution architects. Prior to that, Mark developed extensions to Oracle’s GoldenGate replication product.


HOST, Eric Kavanagh. Eric has nearly 30 years of experience as a career journalist with a keen focus on enterprise technologies. He designs and moderates a variety of New Media programs, including The Briefing Room, Information Management’s DM Radio, among others. In this episode, Eric interviews our data integration experts about how a new era of real-time information systems is changing how business gets done.


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