Excerpt from “The Enterprise Big Data Lake,” by Alex Gorelik. Published by O’Reilly Media, Inc. Copyright © 2019 Alex Gorelik. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Creating a successful data lake

So what does it take to have a successful data lake? As with any project, aligning it with the company’s business strategy and having executive sponsorship and broad buy-in are a must. In addition, based on discussions with dozens of companies deploying data lakes with varying levels of success, three key prerequisites can be identified:

• The right platform
• The right data
• The right interfaces