Recently a Gartner analyst who covers data lakes mentioned to Podium that metadata remains a confusing topic for some IT teams considering or working on data lake projects. Here’s how that question generally sounds in his conversations with Gartner’ corporate subscribers:
Metadata management is key to the efficient and effective re-use of analytics across the enterprise, according to Gartner analyst, Guido De Simoni, in this just published report, Use Enterprise Metadata Manage
Data lakes get a bad rap for being data swamps – large collections of poorly organized, dirty, and minimally-documented data in Hadoop. More recently, critics argue that most data lakes fail to impact the business. They never become data marketplaces – enterprise-scale sources of business-ready data for business-oriented data consumers across organizations.
Within Podium Data’s ranks, there is a core team of exceptionally skilled technical people who spend much of their time communicating deep technical information about all of these topics to companies using Podium as the platform for their managed data lake.
We’re adding this blog on our website to create some dialogue with our visitors. In the days, weeks, months and years ahead, we’ll offer our thoughts, advice and tips about analytics, big data and enterprise data management that make the promise of Hadoop a reality.