Microservices approach gains recently popularity. Some time ago service oriented architecture (SOA) approach was very popular. But what is the difference?
We have discussed before the format for clean and derived data in data lakes. One of the popular formats for this goal is an avro format. We will talk here why it is needed and how to achieve backward and forward compatibility by designing avro schemas.
You may think, that there is no need to structure data in HDFS. You can systemize it in the future. But I think this is a wrong way. We should always keep in mind: there is no free lunch. Therefore it is better to make desicions at the beginning.
There are two approcahes, which we can select for designing storage of the data. They are schema-on-read and schema-on-write.
Why do you need HDFS (Hadoop Distributed Files System)? If the amount of data is small and place on your computer is enough for this, then you do not need distributed file system. But if you like to process a large amount of data, which is not possible to save on one computer, then you need to think about distributed file system.