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Saurabh Gupta and Venkata GiriPractical Enterprise Data Lake Insightshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3522-5_1

1. Introduction to Enterprise Data Lakes

Saurabh Gupta1  and Venkata Giri1
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

“In God, we Trust; all others must bring data”

—W. Edwards Deming, a statistician who devised “Plan-Do-Study-Act” method

It was in 1861 when Charles Joseph Minard, an 80-year-old French civil engineer, attempted to develop a visual that can narrate Napoleon’s disastrous Russian campaign of 1812. Figure 1-1 depicts people movement and exhibits details on geography, time, temperature, troop count, course, and direction.
Figure 1-1

Minard’s map of Napolean’s russing campaign in 1812 Source: “Worth a ...

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