Data Lakes and SCV’s – up a creek without a paddle?

Data Lakes and SCV's IT vendors are always looking for new angles and the “next best thing” to sell through to IT directors and organisations. “Data Lakes” appears to be the latest ploy making the rounds, associated with the “Big Data” buzzword. It’s cropped up recently in several organisations we’re involved with and so we have explored some of the issues and the debate surrounding data lakes, unstructured and big data. So what is a data lake? Is it what used to be called a “Datamart”. Simple a ...