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On a global scale, there are about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day. The data grows exponentially by ten times every five years, and as the data being created continues to grow, the need to store, clean, process, and analyze the data is becoming a growing concern for many organizations. We are now storing and analyzing data in a different class beyond CRM and ERP systems, and our data includes more social media, web analytics, and IoT data from various devices, as well as machine-generated log data.
Traditionally, organizations have various kinds of data being generated from applications, databases, log files, and much more. This data often takes up exorbitant amounts of space, with no structure or transformation. Basically, it is a mess!
So, what is a Data Lake, and what can it do? A Data Lake provides organizations with a centralized repository for a wide variety of data forms, located in a central platform that supports structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. Data Lakes really allow you to break down data silos and support a wide range of applications across analytics and machine learning use cases. Did I forget to mention that you can do all this without moving your data, duplicating data, and interfering on these different use cases?
Most organizations are already on (or are thinking about) their cloud journey. This could be your first footprint into the cloud to get you started, or it could expand your cloud footprint. As I described above, Data Lakes provide you with a way to store both relational and non-relational data at massive scale. They support a wide variety of tools that help you analyze the data and give you deeper insights.
S3 is a great place for the Data Lake central repository, as it provides a vast number of features like analytics and file system integration. You are able to use services like AWS Lake Formation to stand up a data lake within days or spin up a FSx data lake with Lustre for HPC, machine learning, or media workloads.
There are 3 steps involved in building out a data lake.
1. Collect and centralize your data
2. Catalogue and transform your data
3. Analyze and gain insights into your data
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