How Data Lakes Work

Posted by Ben Sharma on Jan 26, 2017 8:06:19 AM

Excerpt from ebook, Architecting Data Lakes: Data Management Architectures for Advanced Business Use Cases, by Ben Sharma and Alice LaPlante.

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Topics: Hadoop, Ben Sharma, Big Data Ecosystem, Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Data Management

Deriving Value from the Data Lake

Posted by Ben Sharma on Jan 18, 2017 2:48:23 PM

Excerpt from ebook, Architecting Data Lakes: Data Management Architectures for Advanced Business Use Cases, by Ben Sharma and Alice LaPlante.

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Topics: Ben Sharma, Big Data Ecosystem, Data Lake, Data Management, Data Governance, Metadata Management

Data Management and Governance in the Data Lake

Posted by Ben Sharma on Jan 10, 2017 9:25:20 AM

Excerpt from ebook, Architecting Data Lakes: Data Management Architectures for Advanced Business Use Cases, by Ben Sharma and Alice LaPlante.

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Topics: Hadoop, Ben Sharma, Big Data Ecosystem, Data Lake, Data Management, Data Governance

Data Lake Archiving: Hadoop or the Cloud?

Posted by Ben Sharma on Dec 8, 2016 11:43:30 AM

The storage layer of the data lake is evolving. A few years ago, when we talked about the data lake, it was generally understood that Hadoop was the underlying platform for everything related to the data lake. Today, thanks to the cloud, that is no longer necessarily the case. Why? Deploying a data lake in the cloud enables you to decouple storage and compute functions and use the storage platform that is best suited and most cost-effective for your needs – which may not be Hadoop.

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Topics: Hadoop, Ben Sharma, Big Data Ecosystem, Bedrock, Next-Gen Data Lake, Data Lake

Zaloni Partners with Sierra Ventures and Baird Capital, Raises $7.5M in Series A Financing

Posted by Ben Sharma on Mar 7, 2016 12:01:48 PM

At Zaloni, we have always prided ourselves on being self-funded and cash positive in this innovative and complex big data space. But there comes a point in every company’s evolution when you have to take a hard look at where you are, and where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there. For Zaloni, the demand for our products is phenomenal, and we are barely able to keep up with that demand.

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Topics: Ben Sharma, Zaloni News

On-Premise or in the Cloud, It’s All the Same for a Hybrid Data Lake

Posted by Ben Sharma on Feb 9, 2016 3:23:45 PM

When it comes to big data, more and more enterprises are beginning to embrace the cloud for its flexibility. Many of these companies are adopting a hybrid approach to their big data lakes, looking for ways to leverage efficiencies and opportunities of cloud-based applications and storage alongside their on premise data.

A Hadoop data lake management platform such as Bedrock, can span on-premise and cloud-based computing across the enterprise. By capturing the metadata needed to implement consistent data management and governance processes, companies are able to confidently use the cloud as a Hadoop data lake for core use cases that couldn’t be considered before.

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Waste Not: Offload DW Storage and ETL to Hadoop

Posted by Ben Sharma on Feb 4, 2016 2:36:29 PM

The data warehouse (DW) is still an effective tool for complex data analytics and it isn’t going anywhere. Not soon, anyways. But DWs are expensive. So why are you clogging your DW’s analytics bandwidth with less-valuable storage and ETL processing? 

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Topics: Hadoop, Ben Sharma

2015 was a year of tremendous growth for Zaloni

Posted by Ben Sharma on Dec 31, 2015 12:07:35 PM

At Zaloni, at the end of each year we like to take a look back. We evaluate all that we have done, celebrate the wins, and take what we’ve learned as we update our roadmap for the coming year. 

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Mica 1.0 has arrived and it's got something for everyone!

Posted by Ben Sharma on Nov 9, 2015 8:15:00 AM

I am tremendously excited to share Mica 1.0 with you. This release represents the culmination of many man-hours of engineering and product development. Mica is the newest addition to the Zaloni family; it is a self-service data preparation platform that enables data cataloging, data discovery, data curation, interactive and visual data preparation, and collaboration for companies who want to democratize access to the Hadoop Data Lake. And it’s got something for everyone. What do I mean by that? If you are an end-user, an administrator, a line of business analyst, or a marketer – really any consumer of data within the organization – the Mica platform makes it possible for you to access the data that you need, when you need it.

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Bedrock 4.0 is here, and it’s a game changer!

Posted by Ben Sharma on Nov 5, 2015 5:55:00 PM

A few weeks ago we announced Bedrock 4.0, another milestone towards realizing our vision of the Intelligent Enterprise Data Lake. Our customers' and partners' feedback and requests continue to drive us to improve our Bedrock Integrated Data Management Platform in ways that truly excite us about the future, and with this latest release it's no different - our customers and partners spoke, and we delivered.

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Topics: Ben Sharma