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11 Best Practices for Migrating to a Cloud Data Lake

August 12, 2021

Data lakes have become the primary place where business data lands. That’s because they give organizations a single, consolidated repository for all data and data formats so powerful business insights can be efficiently mined, understood, and acted upon.

Now, many organizations that initially deployed local data lakes are realizing a cloud-based data lake can give them an irresistible blend of benefits—such as a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), better performance, and improved usability and manageability—that’s unattainable with their on-premises approach.

The business case for migrating from an on-premises data lake to a cloud data lake is a strong one. However, migration doesn’t come without its fair share of worries.

Here are 11 best practices you can follow to help ensure a more successful, streamlined, and seamless data lake migration to the cloud.

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