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Dremio 2020 Predictions: Putting Your Data Lake to Work

VMblog Predictions 2020 

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2020.  Read them in this 12th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

By Jason Nadeau, VP of Marketing, Dremio

Putting Your Data Lake to Work

Competitive advantage comes from extracting more value, faster, from data. To achieve this, modern enterprises are moving quickly to power their next-generation analytics initiatives with an open and efficient cloud data lake architecture.

Cloud data warehouses turn out to be a Big Data detour.

Given the tremendous cost and complexity associated with traditional on-premise data warehouses, it wasn't surprising that a new generation of cloud-native enterprise data warehouse emerged. But savvy enterprises have figured out that cloud data warehouses are just a better implementation of a legacy architecture, and so they're avoiding the detour and moving directly to a next-generation architecture built around cloud data lakes. In this new architecture data doesn't get moved or copied, there is no data warehouse, and no associated ETL, cubes, or other workarounds. We predict 75% of the global 2000 will be in production or in pilot with a cloud data lake in 2020, using multiple best-of breed engines for different use cases across data science, data pipelines, BI, and interactive/ad-hoc analysis.

Enterprises move to benchmark price/performance vs. raw performance.

Escalating public cloud compute costs have forced enterprises to re-prioritize the evaluation criteria for their cloud services, with higher efficiency and lower costs now front and center. The highly elastic nature of the public cloud means that cloud services can (but don't always) release resources when not in use. And services which deliver the same unit of work with higher performance are in effect more efficient and cost less. In the on-premises world of over-provisioned assets such gains are hard to reclaim, but in the public cloud time really is money. This has created a new battleground where cloud services, particularly for analytics, are competing on the dimension of service efficiency to achieve the lowest cost per compute, and 2020 will see that battle heat up.

The rise of data microservices for bulk analytics.

Traditional operational microservices have been designed and optimized for processing small numbers of records, primarily due to bandwidth constraints with existing protocols and transports. But now this long-standing bottleneck issue has been solved with the arrival of Apache Arrow Flight, which provides a high performance, massively parallel protocol for big data transfer across different applications and platforms in a data lake storage environment. We predict that in 2020 Arrow Flight will unleash a new category of data microservices focused on bulk analytical operations with high volumes of records, and in turn these data microservices will enable loosely coupled analytical architectures which can evolve much faster than traditional monolithic analytical architectures.

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About the Author

jason nadeau 

Jason Nadeau is Dremio's VP of Marketing, helping enterprises in every industry realize the dramatic benefits made possible by the tectonic shift to analytics directly on cloud data lake storage. Jason brings over two decades of marketing, product management, and pre-sales experience in enterprise software and hardware across multiple domains. Prior to joining Dremio, Jason was VP of Product Marketing for Pure Storage where he created Pure's highly differentiated Evergreen Storage model of consumption and helped grow the company's revenues nearly 10X over five years. Prior to Pure Storage, Jason was VP of Product Management at Hewlett-Packard (Software), and before that he held escalating leadership roles in product management at Symantec and Veritas. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria and a Master of Business Administration from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Published Friday, January 24, 2020 7:33 AM by David Marshall
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