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DATA LAKES PROVE KEY TO MODERN DATA PLATFORMS
Big Data is quickly becoming a business’s best resource. Refined and analyzed data can help companies to improve operations and uncover insights. But as data begins to flow in from multiple sources, it’s important to prevent it from being siloed by pooling it in a central repository.Enter the data lake: an architecture that acts as a storage space for data so engineers and IT teams can easily access it for future use.Moreover, a data lake can form the firm foundation of a modern data platform. This was the case for telecom provider TalkTalk, which tapped Microsoft Azure’s Data Lake, Data Lake Analytics and Data Factory cloud-based hybrid data integration tools to increase data maturity.Tapping Azure, the company quickly developed real-time and batch data pipelines while introducing security best practices and DevOps processes. This change brought data to the forefront of the company’s architectural decisions. JENNIFER ZAINO READ MORE