According to tech consultancy, 6point6, having a data lake reaffirms an organisation’s need to invest more effort in data governance and data quality, helping you to understand the content that resides within it.


However, if data lakes are misunderstood in the context of a wider data strategy, this can lead many initiatives to flounder.

Indeed, over time we’ve seen the evolution of a negative trend whereby business and IT leaders have been guilty of overestimating the effectiveness of data lakes in their data strategies.

As a result, a number of myths have evolved.

Gary Richardson, Managing Director of Emerging Technology at 6point6, explores some of the common myths about data lakes in his latest thought leadership piece via Medium.

Click here to read Gary’s article in full.


6point6 is a rapidly-growing tech consultancy with offices in London and Leeds helping clients in the public and private sector to achieve more with digital.

Founded in 2012, it has strong expertise in digital, emerging technology and cyber, using cutting edge technology and agile delivery methods to help organisations to reinvent, transform and secure a brighter digital future.