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HDInsight Essentials - Second Edition by Rajesh Nadipalli

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The success path for a production Data Lake

For a successful production Data Lake transition, there are three key steps:

  • Identify the big data problem
  • Conduct a successful proof of technology
  • Form a Data Lake Center of Excellence

Let's review each of these steps in detail.

Identifying the big data problem

A big data solution should not be considered as a hammer looking for a nail but a solution for a real business problem. The first step for a Data Lake journey is to evaluate your current state architecture and business needs to see whether there is a real big data problem. It is possible that some of your current systems are better suited for handling your business requirements than a new Data Lake.

To give you some ideas, the following are the top ...

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