Chapter 3. Data model for Big Data: Illustration

This chapter covers

  • Apache Thrift
  • Implementing a graph schema using Apache Thrift
  • Limitations of serialization frameworks

In the last chapter you saw the principles of forming a data model—the value of raw data, dealing with semantic normalization, and the critical importance of immutability. You saw how a graph schema can satisfy all these properties and saw what the graph schema looks like for SuperWebAnalytics.com.

This is the first of the illustration chapters, in which we demonstrate the concepts of the previous chapter using real-world tools. You can read just the theory chapters of the book and learn the whole Lambda Architecture, but the illustration chapters show you the nuances ...

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