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What is a Data Lake Table Format?

Last updated Dec 9, 2022 - Edit Source

Data lake table formats are very attractive as they are databases on  Data Lake. Same as a table, one data lake table format bundles distributed files into one table that is otherwise hard to manage. You can think of it as an abstraction layer between your physical data files and how they are structured to form a table.

It is built on top o the Storage Layer and Data Lake File Format. Table Formats are Delta Lake, Apache Iceberg or Apache Hudi. Read more on our Data Lake and Lakehouse Guide.