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Data lake solutions with Mindex

Get deeper insights into your data.

 
 

What is a data lake?

A modern data lake architecture

A data lake is a centralized repository that allows you to store all your structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data at any scale. You can store your data as-is (without having to first structure the data) and run different types of analytics—from dashboards and visualizations to big data processing, real-time analytics, and machine learning to guide better decisions.

Data lakes allow you to  store your data as-is (without having to first structure the data) and run different types of analytics—from dashboards and visualizations to big data processing, real-time analytics, and machine learning to guide better decisions.
DID YOU KNOW?

Organizations who implemented a Data Lake outperformed similar companies by 9% in organic revenue growth. 

Source: *Aberdeen: Angling for Insight in Today’s Data Lake, Michael Lock, SVP Analytics and Business Intelligence

WHY A DATA LAKE   

Maximize your Big Data Key Capabilities

Data lakes are rapidly gaining popularity as organizations look to maximize their big data analytical capabilities. But why should a business consider building a data lake?

Central Repository to Store All Raw and Curated Data

Data lakes allow companies to store all structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data in a single repository. It makes it easier to consolidate data from multiple sources, including combining data from data warehouses with non-structured data. This process allows organizations to scale data of any size while saving time defining data structures, schema, and transformations.

Increase Storage Capacity and Reduce Storage Costs

As an organization's data needs grow, the data lake can easily be scaled up to accommodate the increased demand. This scalability helps organizations avoid costly upgrades and manual migrations that would otherwise be necessary when dealing with traditional storage systems. Additionally, a data lake can be used to store large amounts of data without the need for expensive hardware or software. This makes it an ideal solution for organizations that need to store large amounts of data without breaking the bank.

Democratize Data and Provide Access to More Team Members

Your organization doesn't have to wait for its IT staff to help you access its data. Data lakes allow you to manage massive amounts of various types of data in a unified, secure, and compliant way. This way, employees can access relevant operational data without being hindered by siloed applications. With a data lake, multiple systems and locations can easily be accessed by all teams, streamlining processes.

Get Fast Results by Running Complex Queries Across Different Data Silos

With data lakes, you can store data without converting the schema or transforming it. Unprocessed data is malleable, allowing for quick analysis. You can run various types of analytical queries directly from your data lakes, from dashboards to visualizations to big data processing, including real-time data analytics and machine learning.

Utilize Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Discovery, and Profiling

Data Lakes allow organizations to generate different types of data insights, including reporting on historical data and machine learning, where models are built to forecast likely outcomes and suggest a wide range of prescribed actions to achieve optimal results.

Ensure Data Privacy & Security

Store your data securely in standard formats to ensure data privacy and security. Additionally, our cloud team can enable role-based access controls to ensure your organization’s data are in the right hands.

Is your organization lacking the resources and bandwidth necessary to create a modern data lake?

Many organizations need more bandwidth to build and maintain a modern data lake. In this regard, cloud experts like ourselves at Mindex can assist organizations in building and deploying data lakes quickly, thereby restoring time and resources that would otherwise be devoted to building data lakes.  

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WHY MINDEX 

Are you ready to harness the power of a data lake?

Our team can help you build a secure data lake to speed up your analytics efforts and protect your company's most valuable data. Here are the steps we will take to build your data lake: 

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Understand Your Business & Data Needs

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Collect and Store Data

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Cleanse, Prep, and Catalog Data 

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Configure and Enforce Security & Compliance Policies 

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Make Data Available for Analytics

Understand Your Business & Data Needs

As we prepare to create a data lake, we first collaborate with you and your internal stakeholders to understand your data and its impact on your organization. These conversations help us pinpoint important data to collect and store in your data lake. We utilize this valuable information to ensure we can build a cost-effective, secure, scalable, and durable data lake to push your organization forward.

Collect and Store Data

Once we understand your data, we can acquire it from various sources unique to your organization and store it in a data lake. The data can be acquired through various methods, including database migrations, APIs, batch processes, and streaming processes. We have extensive experience using AWS Glue, AWS EMR, Spark, AWS DMS, AWS Lambda, and many more AWS ETL and analytical tools that allow us to move your data securely and efficiently.

Cleanse, Prep, and Catalog Data

Cleaning and preparing data is an important step in the data lake building process. It involves removing any errors, inconsistencies or duplicates from the data, and preparing it for analysis. Cataloging the data helps you keep track of what data is stored in the data lake, and makes it easier to find and access the data you need. We will ensure that your data is stored in a format that optimizess performance and cost. 

Configure and Enforce Security and Compliance Policies

We understand that data security and privacy are critical concerns when building a data lake. Leveraging our security expertise, we will configure and enforce security and compliance policies to ensure that your data is protected and meets all relevant regulations. Our team can configure secure access control to ensure that each member of your organization has access to the data they need. 

Make Data Available for Analytics

Once your data lake is formed, we can create data models, build reports and dashboards using Amazon Quicksight, and integrate with data analysis tools to provide insights into your data. In addition, AWS Sagemaker and other AI/ML tools can be used to generate data-driven decisions that drive business value and innovation. In some cases, we may rely on a purpose-built data warehousing solution to power analytics at scale. 

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