Sunday, May 10, 2015

Azure "Data Lake"

data lake - Wiktionary
"If you think of a datamart as a store of bottled water – cleansed and packaged and structured for easy consumption – the data lake is a large body of water in a more natural state. The contents of the data lake stream in from a source to fill the lake, and various users of the lake can come to examine, dive in, or take samples."

Data lake @ Microsoft Azure
"A hyper scale repository for big data analytic workloads
  • A Hadoop Distributed File System for the Cloud
  • No fixed limits on file size
  • No fixed limits on account size
  • Unstructured and structured data in their native format
  • Massive throughput to increase analytic performance
  • High durability, availability and reliability
  • Azure Active Directory access control
  • Intuitive management console"

Microsoft Build 2015: Data Lake - YouTube

Introducing Azure Data Lake | Microsoft Azure Blog

Microsoft announces Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Data Lake in preview | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Jordan Novet

"The data lake strategy is part of a greater movement toward data liberalization. It started with the printing press and moving the books out of the monastery. Sure, there was confusion and a schism, but did we really want to wait for the monks to decide who gets the handwritten books?"
It continues with the Internet...
Now Gartner has aligned itself with the data monks who sit over the data and horde it in usually expensive, proprietary technologies..."

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