The Data Lake:
A 360o Perspective
One of the biggest issues facing enterprises and communications service providers is that all their data is dispersed in separate silos or islands – including billing and usage info across hundreds of billing systems, customer data, CRM and care systems, ordering, inventory and supply chain systems as well as data from other enterprise and legacy areas. To undertake meaningful analysis the data must be combined. This requires the creation of an enterprise data hub, or data lake, which can store unlimited amounts of data, cost-effectively and securely, from which data can be processed, explored, modeled, and served in one unified platform.
To do this effectively requires integrating many types of data into a data lake.