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3 keys to keeping your data lake from becoming a data swamp

For years, buoyed by technologies like Apache Hadoop, organizations have been seeking to build data lakes — enterprise-wide data management platforms that allow them to store all of their data in their native format. Data lakes promise to break down information silos by providing a single data repository the entire organization can use for everything from business analytics to data mining. Raw and ungoverned, data lakes have been pitched as a big data catch-all and cure-all.

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3 keys to keeping your data lake from becoming a data swamp

For years, buoyed by technologies like Apache Hadoop, organizations have been seeking to build data lakes — enterprise-wide data management platforms that allow them to store all of their data in their native format. Data lakes promise to break down information silos by providing a single data repository the entire organization can use for everything from business analytics to data mining. Raw and ungoverned, data lakes have been pitched as a big data catch-all and cure-all.

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3 keys to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp

For years, buoyed by technologies like Apache Hadoop, organizations have been seeking to build data lakes — enterprise-wide data management platforms that allow them to store all of their data in their native format. Data lakes promise to break down information silos by providing a single data repository the entire organization can use for everything from business analytics to data mining. Raw and ungoverned, data lakes have been pitched as a big data catch-all and cure-all.

But Avi Perez, CTO of business intelligence (BI) software specialist Pyramid Analytics says he sees many customers and prospects whose data lakes are deteriorating into data swamps — massive repositories of data that are completely inaccessible to end users.

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DataStax sets sights on customer experience

Enterprises are increasingly seeing the need for their data to generate real-time, contextually aware insights in milliseconds or even microseconds — providing personalized responsiveness every time a customer taps a screen, changes lanes in a car and so on.

Responding to this need to support what it describes as the “right-now economy,” DataStax, a specialist in database software for cloud applications built on the open source foundations of Apache Cassandra and Apache TinkerPop, last week announced its adoption of a comprehensive strategy to help enterprises design and implement Customer Experience (CX) applications.

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Organizations are sloppy about securing privileged accounts

Companies’ haphazard processes for managing administrative or other privileged accounts are putting them at risk of security breaches, according to a new global security survey.

The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Dell, found that 83 percent of respondents face numerous challenges with managed privileged accounts and administrative passwords. That’s not to say they lack procedure for securing them — nearly 80 percent say they have a defined process for managing them — but they’re not diligent about it.

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