Welcome to SmartDataLake's survey on mining information and generating value from Data Lakes. If you wish to learn more about the project, you can read more here:

The aim of this survey is to gather valuable information and insights on the usage of data sources and technologies, the importance of various functionalities and the shortcomings of existing approaches, in order to guide the elicitation of requirements and KPIs for the SmartDataLake project.

This survey targets professionals and researchers that employ or are interested in employing Data Lakes for Big Data analytics and data science. It is expected to take around 10 minutes.

Thank you for your valuable input!

Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are free to leave at any time, without giving reason and without any consequences on you or your future participation in the project. You may withdraw your consent for participation at any time without giving a reason. To do so, simply contact us (see below) and we will delete any responses you have provided.

During the survey we ask you for contact information, in case you wish to be informed about the progress of the project. Providing this information is on a completely voluntary basis. We only collect and process data that is strictly necessary for running the research survey and for our internal project administration. These data will not be shared with or disclosed to anyone outside the research team. We will analyse your answers and will use aggregated research data for scientific publications and presentations at conferences, workshops and other dissemination purposes.




Project Coordinator

Thomas Paulin


Dimitris Skoutas



Athena Research Center


There are 30 questions in this survey.

A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.