Information represents one of the greatest opportunities for modern business but there is a major barrier blocking the ability of organizations to deliver on that opportunity – the proliferation of fragmented business information solutions. Traditional approaches to overcoming this have focused on trying to force a single homogenized solution onto the business. This fails to recognize that it is often the local leverage of information which will deliver the most value. The Business Data Lake provides an opportunity to rationalize the data infrastructure while still retaining the local flexibility that ensures information works in the way the business needs.