What is Data Lake Storage?

The Data Lake feature allows you to perform analytics on your data usage and prepare reports. Data Lake is a large repository that stores both structured and unstructured data. Data Lake Storage combines the scalability and cost benefits of object storage with the reliability and performance of the Big Data file system capabilities. The following illustration shows how Azure Data Lake stores all your business data and makes it available for analysis.


Analytics in Healthcare – Sources – Analytics – Applications


Top reasons why enterprise technology roadmaps are important for the success of Digital Transformations

  1. Road mapping communicates business, technology and product plans to
    team members, management, customers, and suppliers.
  2. Roadmaps provide a guide to the team, allowing the team to recognize and
    act on events that require a change in direction.
  3. Road mapping is just good planning.
  4. Roadmaps incorporate an explicit element of time.
  5. Roadmaps link business strategy and market data with product and
    technology decisions.
  6. Roadmaps reveal gaps in product and technology plans.
  7. Roadmaps prioritize investments based on drivers.
  8. Road mapping helps set more competitive and realistic targets.
  9. Sharing roadmaps allows strategic use of technology across product lines.
  10. Road mapping enables a common view for entire development team.

Cloud Migration Considerations

Over the past few years Enterprise Cloud Strategy has become an integral part of IT strategy. There is a growing realization that cloud computing not only represents a set of technical opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings, but also provides the potential to significantly transform the scope of enterprise computing. In fact, many enterprises are finding that cloud computing offers entirely new business models, revenue streams, and vehicles for customer intimacy.

The goal of any enterprise strategy is to create competitive differentiation and advantage, and little doubt remains that IT has become a key element in modern strategy. IT now drives transformative innovation, making it possible for enterprises to compete more effectively by instantiating processes that deliver ongoing competitive advantage.

For any IT organization to be successful in delivering its enterprise strategy it must deliver on its Enterprise Cloud Strategy. There are many areas to be considered when executing a successful cloud strategy. In this blog I will highlight the key areas to be considered when delivering on a enterprise cloud strategy. In the later posts I will explain each area in detail.

  • Define and communicate cloud deployment motivators both business and technical
  • Get cloud readiness & maturity assessment done for your organization
  • Choose the cloud adoption pattern for the organization
  • Define the cloud characteristics
  • Pick the cloud delivery model and workloads
  • Create the cloud adaption strategy and roadmap
  • Gather inputs from across the organization for success (e.g. business strategy, organization, processes,  App portfolio, infrastructure, governance, Fiscal considerations, etc…)
  • High-Level cloud transformation approach including cloud transition or/and transformation approach
  • Define cloud transformation assessment process for continuity of success.