The rise of multi-cloud, data-first architectures and the broad portfolio of advanced data-driven applications that have arrived as a result rely on data lakes to store all the data. A data lake is an open source and industry standard repository for storing large amounts of data. Enterprise data lakes not only store data, they also provide enterprise grade services to collect, explore, manage, govern, prepare and build pipelines for enterprise data.
The rise of cloud native software and the broad portfolio of advanced data-driven applications that have arrived as a result require cloud data management systems to collect, organize, govern, and provide universal access to cloud resident data. Cloud data management architectures span private, multi-cloud, and hybrid cloud environments connecting data sourced not just from transaction systems, but from file servers, the internet or multi-clouds.