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Make Data Work
22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Building a modern data architecture for scale

Ben Sharma (Zaloni)
12:0512:45 Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Data engineering and architecture
Location: Capital Suite 10/11
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Solution architects, data engineers, and VPs

What you'll learn

  • Explore recommended data lake reference architectures
  • Learn considerations for data lake management and operations and for data lake security and governance


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 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
  • Metadata management
  • Logical data lakes to enable ground-to-cloud hybrid architectures
  • Self-service data marketplaces for more democratized data access
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Ben Sharma


Ben Sharma is CEO and cofounder 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. He has held technology leadership positions for NetApp, Fujitsu, and others. Ben is the coauthor of Java in Telecommunications and Architecting Data Lakes. He holds two patents.

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25/05/2017 9:41 BST

Hi Everyone,

You can find the slides from Ben’s session here: