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Metadata Is the Fish Finder in Data Lakes

Published: 03 January 2019

ID: G00373975

Analyst(s): Guido De Simoni


Data lakes offer an unconstrained storage model but without the assurances and benefits common to more established data management practices, including metadata management. Data and analytics leaders must therefore address specific metadata challenges to accelerate data lake users’ productivity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Operationalize Your Data Lake by Planning for Effective Metadata Management
    • Areas of Focus
  • Master the Components of Data Management Infrastructure for Flexible Deployments of Your Data Lake
  • Use Data Lineage Metadata in Support of Business Scenarios That Require or Benefit From Traceability of Data Within the Data Lake

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