Typical Big Data Architecture

Typical “Big” data architecture, that covers most components involved in the data pipeline.

This diagram and the corresponding blog entry (found at presents a straightforward architecture for a typical Big Data endevour.

Is it complete or perfect? Of course not! Would I change anything? Duh!

Until requirements have been communicated, collected and analyzed every which way from Sunday, anything we present is going to be an academic guess at best. What this picture gives us is a point from which we can begin a conversation.