Traditional BI vs. Business Data Lake – A Comparison

| Point of View

Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) systems provide various levels and kinds of analyses on structured data but they are not designed to handle unstructured data. For these systems Big Data brings big problems because the data that flows in may be either structured or unstructured. That makes them hugely limited when it comes to delivering Big Data benefits. The way forward is a complete rethink of the way we use BI - in terms of how the data is ingested, stored and analyzed.