Data Producers and Consumers
Typically, a data lake has data producers and data consumers. Data producers create data assets by collecting, processing, and storing data from their data domain. These collective data assets form the content of your data lake. Data producers can choose to selectively share their data assets with the data lake's data consumers.
Data consumers need the data from the data producers to fulfill their business use cases and can also occasionally combine this data with their own data. Data producers and data consumers are typically, but not always, part of your organization. Importantly, they can both be data producers or data consumers at the same time.
A scalable data lake architecture helps you to achieve the following outcomes: