RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Squeeze Every Drop of Business Value from Your Data Lake

Webinar Speaker: Philip Russom, Senior Research Director for Data Management

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Abstract

TDWI’s recent data lake survey reveals that a quarter of organizations canvassed already have a data lake in production, while another quarter will deploy a lake within twelve months. The same survey showed that users have multiple options for data lake platforms, including relational databases, Hadoop, cloud, or a hybrid mix of these.

Regardless of your planning stage, maturity level, or platform choice for a data lake, you need to consider how to get the most business value from it. In most organizations, for a data lake to be considered successful, it must satisfy the business requirements of key use cases. In particular, end users expect a lake to enable advanced analytics and self-service data-driven practices, but in an environment that is governed in a trusted way.

Data catalogs contribute significantly to the ease, precision, and productivity of analytics, self-service, and governance, especially with modern data platforms such as data lakes and clouds.

This webinar will discuss:

  • How a catalog can serve as an inventory of data in a lake (and other data ecosystems) for new analytics correlations, self-service data exploration, and high-value data-driven operations 
  • How a data catalog helps analysts and similar users find the right data quickly to accelerate the development of analytics
  • How a catalog can be an accessible and governed foundation for all self-service data practices, from data prep to data visualization
  • How a catalog or glossary can define business entities within data in a consistent manner that is conducive to data governance, data standards, master data management, and more 
  • How all the above data catalog practices make a data lake useable, compliant, trusted, and business-driven, and how they prevent a lake from deteriorating into a swamp 

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

Your e-mail address is used to communicate with you about your registration, related products and services, and offers from select vendors. Refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information.


TDWI Membership

Get immediate access to training discounts, video library, BI Teams, Skills, Budget Report, and more

Individual, Student, & Team memberships available.