Summer May Be Over, But Don’t Forget About Your Cloud Lakehouse!

Last Published: Aug 05, 2021 |
Justin Wright
Justin Wright

As autumn approaches and the air begins to chill, we might reminisce fondly about the hot days of summer.  Maybe you spent the days relaxing in a hammock, tending to a garden, or grilling outside.  Many people likely spent some portion of the summer cooling off in the water whether at the beach, river, or at a lakehouse.  But even though the water may too cold for swimming now, we must not forget to tend to the needs of the lakehouse.

This message is also true as we tend to the needs of our cloud lakehouse data management strategies. A focused cloud lakehouse data management strategy helps you drive first time to value and ROI—whether you’re modernizing, consolidating, or just getting started in the cloud. It also future-proofs your business with a multi-cloud strategy spanning the cloud platforms your business runs on: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Snowflake, and more.

It may sound challenging, but don’t worry – you are not alone with tending to your lakehouse strategy!  While Informatica has partnered with numerous successful customers, here are a few that deserve to be recognized:



1. Avis Budget Group is a leading general-use vehicle rental company, operating some of the most recognized brands in the industry, including: Avis, Budget, and Zipcar. The company needed to connect a massive fleet of 650,000 vehicles in real time and with a complete global view to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and drive revenue. They leverage Informatica solutions on AWS to operationalize data and perform real-time analytics as part of a next-generation platform. This increases productivity by enabling business users to search for, locate, and understand data assets on their own, with a line of sight into data lineage.



2. Equinix provides a single, global interconnection platform that allows customers to deploy infrastructure and services while directly and privately interconnecting to mission-critical clouds, services, and networks. Twenty years of rapid growth left Equinix with 225 different data management tools and siloed data platforms for its legacy data warehouse. The company created a unified hybrid analytics environment by utilizing Equinix’s ECX Fabric products along with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services and Google Cloud that prepares the business for a digital transformation built on insights from machine learning.



3. Kelly Servicesconnects great people to great companies. The company required to integrate data from various multi-cloud and hybrid systems to create a single source of truth, supporting job placements. It delivered a modern and connected talent platform with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services and Microsoft Azure. Now, Kelly Services has streamlined job placements through unified organizational, customer, employee, and partner information.

Now that you’re finished reading how these customers are accelerating their time to value with cloud lakehouse data management, please check out our customer eBook, which further showcases data-driven innovation in Cloud Data Warehousing and Cloud Data Lakes.

One final note to always remember – time wasted at the lakehouse is time well spent!

First Published: Sep 21, 2020