November 2021

Data Lake or Data Warehouse

Data Lakes Help Uncover Value in the Onslaught of Data Being Captured Today

Our clients want to constantly improve their ability to make sense of the vast amounts of data available to them today.  Data lakes are a cost-effective way to harness the power of vast amounts of unstructured real-time data to drive business value.

Data lakes are becoming a key technology for businesses, enabling them to discover hidden insights, recognize trends as they happen, and/or perform real-time analytics in huge amounts of data as it is being generated.

Here is our monthly curated list of thought-provoking books, blogs, podcasts, and articles discussing the current thinking and best practices around creating and exploiting Data Lakes:

What is a Data Lake?


A very concise overview from AWS of what data lakes are, what they are not, what they are used for, and why they are different from data warehouses.

A data lake will help organizations generate business value from their data and make better decisions.



The Enterprise Big Data Lake: Delivering the Promise of Big Data and Data Science

By Alex Gorelik

This is a book of practical insights that not only examines technical considerations but also business implications for organizations migrating to a more data-driven world.

The book reviews various approaches to start and grow data lakes including data puddles (analytical sandboxes) and data ponds (big data warehouses).



What is a Data Lake?

By Adam Kocoloski

A good and concise explanation of what data lakes are in a 5-minute video by Adam Kocoloski, an IBM Cloud Fellow.



5 Use Cases of Data Lakes That You Probably Did Not Know

By Rick Yvanovich

A quick overview of specific data lake applications in oil and gas, urban planning, life sciences, cybersecurity, and marketing.

MangoChango’s ability to deliver unquestionable value to its clients is highly dependent on keeping abreast of new technologies and trends. Our clients value this commitment to leading-edge thinking and expertise.

MangoChango’s engineers are experts in a wide variety of technologies, frameworks, tools, and languages, with an emphasis on continuous learning as new thinking, tools, and techniques come to market.

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