A Data Lake is not a tool, nor a specific solution or product that a company can buy, install, and use. As a reference architecture, it is an organization’s mode of approach to using data in its operations. How to introduce the Data Lake and stay compliant with industry regulations?
Data governance, data management and data quality are the basis for the effective integration of IT systems, especially when the organization implements new solutions.
A data lake is a collection of variously structured data coming from different sources and available for different users. It seems that such a solution may mean chaos. Meanwhile, it's used by companies from highly regulated environments, like pharma.
M&As happen all the time, but the intensity of their occurrence is cyclic, as is the global economy. M&A numbers and values always grow significantly after the economy has experienced severe shocks. Knowing that, it only seems rational to expect a wave of these transactions after the coronavirus turmoil is over.