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Data Warehouse or Data Lake: Which one do I use?


Today’s data-driven companies have a choice to make – where do we store our data? As the move to the cloud continues to be a driving factor, the choice becomes either the data warehouse (Snowflake et al) or the data lake (AWS S3 et al). 

There are pro’s and con’s for each approach. While the data warehouse will give you strong data management with analytics, they don’t do well with semi-structured and unstructured data with tightly coupled storage and compute, not to mention expensive vendor lock-in. On the other hand, data lakes allow you to store all kinds of data and are extremely affordable, but they’re only meant for storage and by themselves provide no direct value to an organization.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from industry analyst John Santaferraro and Ahana cofounder and CPO Dipti Borkar who will discuss the data landscape and how many companies are thinking about their data warehouse/data lake strategy. They’ll share more perspective on how you should think about what fits best based on your use case and workloads, and how some real world customers are using Presto, a SQL query engine, to bring analytics to the data lake.

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John Santaferraro
Industry Analyst

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Dipti Borkar
Cofounder and Chief Product Officer, Ahana

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