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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK

Building a modern data architecture

Ben Sharma (Zaloni)
12:05–12:45 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Location: Capital Suite 7
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There are many factors to consider when building your data stack, but the architecture could be your biggest challenge. Yet it could also be the best predictor for success. Given the many elements to take into account and the lack of a proven playbook, Ben Sharma explains where you start to assemble your own best practices for building a scalable data architecture and discusses lessons learned from his experience in the field. 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.