The difference between Information and Data

Data is a collection of attributes. Information is data that is invested in or drives or has meaning within some type of business or another process.  The same data can represent or have different information contained within the scope of different bounded contexts. 

My target here is operational systems where we partition information within business operational contexts. Analytical stores are a bit of a different beast because they tend to be large collections of data that are converted into information through data aggregation and promotion.

What is the difference between Information and Data?  Why do we call it Information Science but a Data Lake? I have no idea why they call it the last two but I'm going to use those two labels to bolster my case.


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Created 2023 02


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