Zones in a Data Lake

As we are approaching the end of 2017, many people have resolutions or goals for the new year. How about a goal to get your data lake?

The most important aspect of organizing a data lake is optimal data retrieval.

It all starts with the zones of your data lake, as shown in the following diagram:

Hopefully the above diagram is a helpful starting place when planning a data lake structure. I have used all of the above zones in projects (with the exception of a transient zone which I haven't had a requirement for).

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