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Data Lake Serving Layers

James Serra has layers, like an onion:

Data lakes typically have three layers: raw, cleaned, and presentation (also called bronze, silver, and gold if using the medallion architecture popularized by Databricks). I talk about this is my prior blog post on Data lake architecture. Many times, companies will create a fourth layer outside of the data lake that I call the relational serving layer. I’ve been having conversations recently with companies about the need for another type of fourth layer, which I will call the physical serving layer. In this blog post I’ll discuss the relational serving layer and the physical serving layer.

Read on to learn more about these.