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Apache Kafka with and without a Data Lake

Sep 13, 2018 4:09:13 PM / by Eran Levy posted in Apache Kafka, Data Architecture, Data Lake

Apache Kafka is a cornerstone of many streaming data projects. However, it is only the first step in the potentially long and arduous process of transforming streams into workable, structured data. How should you design the rest of your data architecture to build a scalable, cost effective solution for working with Kafka data? Let’s look at two approaches - reading directly from Kafka vs creating a data lake - and understand when and how you should use each.

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