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Chief Data Officers Must Address Three Critical Requirements to Derive Value From Data Lakes

Published: 06 May 2016

ID: G00292222

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , Mario Faria


Data lakes can offer business a competitive edge when implementing data and analytics projects. For chief data officers, capturing this advantage requires an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of data lake implementations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish Clear Goals for Your Data Lake Effort Before You Start
  • Extend Your Information Governance Discipline to Include the Dynamic Nature of Data Lakes
  • Position the Data Lake as a Source of New Analytical Insights, but Not as the Only Component in Your Data and Analytics Infrastructure

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