In the preceding chapter, you understood the need for Data Lake and gained a high-level understanding of the key components that can comprise a Data Lake and how important each of these components are for building it. We have seen how the changing business landscape is provoking data growth and how organizations are adopting a newer paradigm such as Data Lake to ingest this data and extract analytical value.
In this chapter, you will understand in detail, the Intake Tier that was introduced in Chapter 1, The Need for Data Lake. The following topics will be covered in this chapter:
The process of obtaining data into the Data Lake's Intake Tier
An high-level overview of the various External Data Sources from which the data can be acquired, and the variety of data that can be ingested
The key functionalities that can be implemented as part of the Data Intake Tier
The various data intake modes
Big Data tools and technologies that can be used to acquire a variety of data from...