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Data Hubs, Data Lakes and Data Warehouses: Choosing the Core of Your Digital Platform

Published: 27 June 2018

ID: G00348879

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , Ted Friedman


Although data and analytics sits at the core of digital platforms, many architectural approaches can be taken. Data and analytics leaders must navigate three options — which are both competing and complementary — to support increasingly complex, diverse and distributed data management workloads.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess the Processing Flexibility, Semantic Enablement and Range of Use Cases Your Stakeholders Require
  • Balance Capabilities and Desired Outcomes Across the Three Key Structure Types
  • Reconfigure the Patterns and Connections Between the Various Architectural Types as Business Requirements Evolve

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