As the value of information skyrockets, so too does the business’s thirst for more. Despite the growth of big data, the adoption of tools to manage it remains quite low. Taking center stage amid these digital challenges is the business data lake, a unified data landscape in which organisations can efficiently evolve and gain value. A business data lake provides managed access to all the information and concentrates on all business information requirements—not simply those that fit within the enterprise’s data model. For end users, this means that desired data is integrated and analysed on demand; they no longer must always engage with IT to leverage the data. For IT, it offers the ability to achieve speed, cost reduction and increased security while providing a new, more business-centric approach to data governance.