The enterprise data lake: Better integration and deeper analytics
By Brian Stein and Alan Morrison, PwC
Technology Forecast: Rethinking integration
Issue 1, 2014
Data lakes that can scale at the pace of the cloud remove integration barriers and clear a path for more timely and informed business decisions.
Data lakes: An emerging approach to cloud-based big data
UC Irvine Medical Center maintains millions of records for more than a million patients, including radiology images and other semi- structured reports, unstructured physicians’ notes, plus volumes of spreadsheet data. To solve the challenge the hospital faced with data storage, integration, and accessibility, the hospital created a data lake based on a Hadoop architecture, which enables distributed big data processing by using broadly accepted open software standards and massively parallel commodity hardware.
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