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Data Lake for Enterprises

By : Vivek Mishra, Tomcy John, Pankaj Misra
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Data Lake for Enterprises

By: Vivek Mishra, Tomcy John, Pankaj Misra

Overview of this book

The term "Data Lake" has recently emerged as a prominent term in the big data industry. Data scientists can make use of it in deriving meaningful insights that can be used by businesses to redefine or transform the way they operate. Lambda architecture is also emerging as one of the very eminent patterns in the big data landscape, as it not only helps to derive useful information from historical data but also correlates real-time data to enable business to take critical decisions. This book tries to bring these two important aspects — data lake and lambda architecture—together. This book is divided into three main sections. The first introduces you to the concept of data lakes, the importance of data lakes in enterprises, and getting you up-to-speed with the Lambda architecture. The second section delves into the principal components of building a data lake using the Lambda architecture. It introduces you to popular big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop, Spark, Sqoop, Flume, and ElasticSearch. The third section is a highly practical demonstration of putting it all together, and shows you how an enterprise data lake can be implemented, along with several real-world use-cases. It also shows you how other peripheral components can be added to the lake to make it more efficient. By the end of this book, you will be able to choose the right big data technologies using the lambda architectural patterns to build your enterprise data lake.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback
Part 1 - Overview
Part 2 - Technical Building blocks of Data Lake
Part 3 - Bringing It All Together

Part 3 - Bringing It All Together

This part of the books brings together technical components from part one and two of this book to give you a holistic picture of Data Lakes. We will bring in additional concepts and technologies in a brief fashion, so that you can explore those aspects in more detail according to your enterprise requirements. Again, delving deep into the technologies covered in this chapter is out of the scope of this book. But we want you to be aware of these additional technologies and how they can be brought into our Data Lake implementation if the need arises. It consists of two chapters, and each chapter has a goal well defined to be achieved, as detailed below.

Chapter 11, Data Lake Components Working Together, after introducing reader into Data Lake, Lambda Architecture, various technologies, this chapter brings the whole puzzle together and brings in a holistic picture to the reader. The reader at this stage should feel accomplished and can take in the codebase as is into the organization and show it working. In this chapter, the reader, would realize how to integrate various aspects of Data Lake to implement a fully functional Data Lake. The reader will also realize the completeness of Data Lake with working examples that would combine all the learnings from previous chapters into a running implementation.

Chapter 12, Data Lake Use Case Suggestions, throughout the book the reader is taken through a use case in the form of “Single Customer View”; however while going through the book, there are other use cases in pipeline relevant to their organization which reader can start thinking. This provoking of thought deepens into bit more during this chapter. The reader will understand and realize various use cases that can reap great benefits from a Data Lake and help optimize their cost of ownership, operations, reactiveness and help these uses with required intelligence derived from data. The reader, in this chapter, will also realize the variety of these use cases and the extents to which an enterprise Data Lake can be helpful for each of these use cases.