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Data Digest: Semantic Data Lakes, IT Reins in Cloud BI, and IoT and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Articles we found of particular interest today involve graphing data lakes into a more understandable format, how IT may prevent an enterprise from achieving its greatest potential, how the IoT will bring great changes to our lives.

IoT: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
(Source: The Globe and Mail)

Regardless of whether there will be 25 billion or 50 billion devices connected to the IoT by 2020, the IoT will continue to grow at an extremely fast pace over the next few years. All the data connected to the cloud from the IoT will lead to major changes in our lives. This article forecasts some of these changes in major areas of our world.

IT Might Be Preventing Cloud BI from Reaching its Full Potential

(Source: Tech Republic)

As more enterprises move into the cloud with their workloads, so, too, does their data. Because of this, most enterprises are attempting to perform analytics in the cloud with cloud BI software. However, IT workers who originally did the analytics may find themselves out of jobs and have begun resisting this shift.


Graphing the Semantic Data Lake
(Source: Datanami)

Data lakes can be efficient when storing structured data, but analyzing that data can be incredibly difficult. Jans Aasman, CEO of Franz, has created a “semantic” data lake through graphing the data lake into a more understandable format. With this, the scalability and storage space of data lakes can be used to their full potential.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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