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


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.

Published: 27 June 2018

ID: G00348879

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman Nick Heudecker

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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