Chapter 6 Data Stores, Warehouses, Big Data, Lakes, and Cloud Data

DOI: 10.4324/9780429343957-8

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.

Charles Babbage, mathematician, engineer, inventor, and philosopher

Every company has Big Data in its future, and every company will eventually be in the data business.

Thomas H. Davenport, American academic and author specializing in analytics


In the last chapter, we discussed the technology that enables movement of data (APIs, messaging, business events, real-time processing and more). These are the pipes through which data flows or the highways on which data travels. These pathways are extremely important for two reasons:

  1. Without data you cannot construct ...

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