Data Lake

Definition(s)

  • A storage repository holding large volumes of raw data. A warehouse for data of any size or type that is minimally processed and largely unanalyzed. Data lakes eliminate the up-front cost of processing data until those data are needed. Data lakes are intended to remove information silos by combining data from multiple sources into a single repository and to avoid filtering, structuring, or otherwise “prejudging” the data before they can be fully analyzed.  1

Notes

  1. Herb Roitblat, Search 2020: The Glossary.