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Make Data Work
March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA

Building a modern data architecture

Ben Sharma (Zaloni)
11:50am–12:30pm Thursday, 03/31/2016

Location: LL21 A
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)

When building your data stack, the architecture could be your biggest challenge. Yet it could also be the best predictor for success. With so many elements to consider and no proven playbook, where do you begin to assemble best practices for a scalable data architecture? Ben Sharma, thought leader and coauthor of Architecting Data Lakes, offers lessons learned from the field to get you started. If you are concerned with building a data architecture that will serve you now and scale for the future, this is a must-attend session.

Topics include:

  • A recommended data lake reference architecture
  • Considerations for data lake management and operations
  • Considerations for data lake security and governance
  • Matters of metadata management
  • Logical data lakes to enable ground-to-cloud hybrid architectures
  • Self-service data marketplaces for more democratized data access

This session is sponsored by Zaloni.

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Ben Sharma


Ben Sharma is founder and CEO of Zaloni. Ben is a passionate technologist with experience in solutions architecture and service delivery of big data, analytics, and enterprise infrastructure solutions and expertise ranging from development to production deployment in a wide array of technologies, including Hadoop, HBase, databases, virtualization, and storage. Previously, he held technology leadership positions at NetApp, Fujitsu, and others. Ben is the coauthor of Java in Telecommunications and Architecting Data Lakes. He holds two patents.