A cloud data platform provides the ability to store and retrieve data within a cloud environment. It typically integrates an object store (Data Lake) with relational structures (Data Warehouse) and always supports SQL as a query language.
Renting storage and compute resources gives you economic and technological flexibility that no inhouse data center can match. You can launch, scale and adapt IT and analytics initiatives faster and more easily by using cloud platforms such as object-storage data lakes. These projects often straddle hybrid or multi-cloud infrastructures as they layer onto existing environments.
The cloud data lake engine is a new category of analytics platform that... applies real-time SQL querying and a consolidated semantic layer to multi-tenant object storage. It enables enterprises to support interactive BI workloads, simplify data access, and use resources more efficiently.