The Smart Data Lake Imperative

The seismic restructuring of data-driven practices triggered by the dawning of big data is best understood retrospectively. Suddenly, organizations were contending with myriad data structures, formats, and distributed, geographical data source locations in timeframes and quantities overwhelming the capacity of existing systems. Of equal importance was the ascendance of several supplementary technologies flourishing in the wake of the big data

Dark Data: The hidden billion dollar opportunity

Every organization collects, stores and retains portions of dark data. It’s the digital equivalent of emotional baggage which hangs around after every user interaction, transaction, and customer engagement. In fact, not using data effectively is costing United Airlines almost $1 Billion annually in lost revenue. Gartner Inc. describes dark data as “information assets that organizations collect, process and store in the course