Simplify and Scale Data Engineering Pipelines with Open Source Delta Lake
Simplify and Scale Data Engineering Pipelines with Open Source Delta Lake


A common data engineering pipeline architecture uses tables that correspond to different quality levels, progressively adding structure to the data: data ingestion (“Bronze” tables), transformation/feature engineering (“Silver” tables), and machine learning training or prediction (“Gold” tables). Combined, we refer to these tables as a “multi-hop” architecture. It allows data engineers to build a pipeline that begins with raw data as a “single source of truth” from which everything flows. In this session, we will show how to build a scalable data engineering data pipeline using Delta Lake.

Delta Lake is an open-source storage layer that brings reliability to data lakes. Delta Lake offers ACID transactions, scalable metadata handling, and unifies streaming and batch data processing. It runs on top of your existing data lake and is fully compatible with Apache Spark APIs

In this session you will learn about:
- The data engineering pipeline architecture
- Data engineering pipeline scenarios
- Data engineering pipeline best practices
- How Delta Lake enhances data engineering pipelines
- The ease of adopting Delta Lake for building your data engineering pipelines


Emma Freeman is a Curriculum Engineer at Databricks where she designs and builds technical educational content. Previously, she was a Data Scientist at Capgemini and taught Data Science and Python programming at General Assembly. She has over ten years experience in data analytics across numerous industries and roles. Emma has a Master’s in Environmental Science and a background in marine ecological research.

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