4 Practical Tips for Building a Data Lake

Most very large enterprises have already built data lakes, and they are seeing a number of benefits as a result of becoming more data-driven. As a direct result of integrating more data and analytics into their decision-making processes, organizations are becoming more optimized, more profitable, and more competitive within their markets. 

By contrast, some small and medium-sized enterprises haven't yet fully adopted data lakes. As a result, they aren't realizing the data lake advantages that their larger counterparts are seeing, and some are even falling behind competitively.

On Demand
1h 00min

This webinar will examine Dell Technologies’ early adaptation of data lakes and provide valuable tips that other organizations can use as they build and scale their own data lakes.

Attendees will learn:

  • How enabling self-service can revolutionize your business
  • That enterprises shouldn’t expect a single database to meet all it’s needs
  • How the right software is only part of the solution
  • Tips to start small and expand your data lake over time

Featured Speakers

  • Darryl Smith
    Darryl Smith
    Chief Data Platform Architect – Dell IT

    Darryl Smith is the Chief Data Platform Architect in Dell’s IT organization. He is responsible for all database standards, platform use cases and best practices for Dell’s internal data platforms. These includes relational, clustered, mpp, in-memory as well as NoSQL databases. He has been working with Oracle Databases since 1988 starting with version 4 and Oracle clustered databases since version 7. Over the past 15 years, he has helped Dell capture and document the best practices learned from managing a global deployment of Oracle Applications, Middleware and Database Grids and actively engage with Dell Technologies, Oracle, Hadoop, Greenplum and NoSQL/NewSQL customers to share Dell IT's experience and perform knowledge transfer. Over the last 10 years, Darryl has Architected and help to build our internal Data Lake consisting of many Big Data and leading edge technologies. Dell’s Data Lake has helped drive Dell’s own digital transformation while also increasing revenue, reducing expenses, improving products and services as well as improving customer interactions.

  • Peggy Bresnick-Kendler
    Peggy Bresnick-Kendler
    Contributing Editor

    Peggy Bresnick Kendler has been a professional writer for the past 30 years. She has worked as an editor, publicist and school district technology coordinator. During the past decade, Peggy has worked on UBM TechWeb financial services technology-centered projects on behalf of companies that represent some of the most prominent names in the insurance, banking, and capital markets technology fields. Peggy has written a recurring department featured in Insurance & Technology since 1996, and she has produced a recurring department for Bank Systems & Technology since 2003. From 1998 through 2001, she served as editor-in-chief of School Technology Market Report, a bimonthly newsletter for school district technology leaders. Peggy formerly was manager of communications for the American Insurance Association's Service Group. She has also worked in the IT area of Dun & Bradstreet, where she reported directly to the director of IS planning and consulting. Peggy holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Skidmore College, a Master's degree in education from Sacred Heart University and a Master's degree in educational technology from Fairfield University.

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