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E. Scholly, P.N. Sawadogo, P. Liu, J.A. Espinosa-Oviedo, C. Favre, S. Loudcher, J. Darmont, C. Noûs, "Coining goldMEDAL: A New Contribution to Data Lake Generic Metadata Modeling", 23rd International Workshop on Design, Optimization, Languages and Analytical Processing of Big Data (DOLAP@EDBT/ICDT 2021), Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2021; CEUR, Vol. 2840, 31-40.


The rise of big data has revolutionized data exploitation practices and led to the emergence of new concepts. Among them, data lakes have emerged as large heterogeneous data repositories that can be analyzed by various methods. An efficient data lake requires a metadata system that addresses the many problems arising when dealing with big data. In consequence, the study of data lake metadata models is currently an active research topic and many proposals have been made in this regard. However, existing metadata models are either tailored for a specific use case or insufficiently generic to manage different types of data lakes, including our previous model MEDAL. In this paper, we generalize MEDAL's concepts in a new metadata model called goldMEDAL. Moreover, we compare goldMEDAL with the most recent state-of-the-art metadata models aiming at genericity and show that we can reproduce these metadata models with goldMEDAL's concepts. As a proof of concept, we also illustrate that goldMEDAL allows the design of various data lakes by presenting three different use cases.


Data lakes, Metadata models, Genericity


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