Cameron Chehreh, chief operating officer and chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said data lakes work to help federal agencies build “a consolidated and scalable agile repository” that allows them to generate insights from data, FedTech Magazine reported Friday.
Chehreh noted that data lakes have the ability to take in any type of data, a feature that enables agencies to develop a mechanism to add metadata to help users with access to data lakes to easily tag and search information.
“This allows people the opportunity to drive those deeper insights,” he added.
He discussed the potential benefits of data lakes to the intelligence community and the Internal Revenue Service and how they could help agencies derive more insights.
“The value is almost immeasurable for an agency, regardless of its mission,” Chehreh noted.
Chehreh called on agencies to consider security when placing data into data lakes.“You control the access to the data through the same security functions you would use today, and then also have it correlate to the metatags and the metadata that is created around your core data sources, so that you can still protect the sovereignty of the core information you would in today’s world,” he added.