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The Current Status of the Lakehouse Architecture

Paul Turley is happy:

When I first started attending conference and user group sessions about Lakehouse architecture, I didn’t get it at first, but I do now; and it checks all the boxes. As a Consulting Services Director in a practice with over 200 BI developers and data warehouse engineers, I see first-hand how our customers – large and small – are adopting the Lakehouse for BI, Data science and operational reporting.

Read on for Paul’s thoughts. My main concern with the strategy has always been performance, with the expectation that it’d take a few years for lakehouse systems to be ready for prime time. We’re getting close to that few years (back in 2020, I believe I estimated 2024-2025).