Learn about Sidra Client Applications

Client Applications, also known as Apps, is another main component of Sidra Data Platform.

For each one who needs to interact with the data, its access the Data Lake will be implemented as a Client Application. They will all leverage the common Data Lake to retrieve the necessary data sets, as well as a common set of services, but might use different storage/query engines depending on the workload that they will need to execute.

Also, Client App can be restricted to access a subset of the data stored in Data Lake using the integrated security that Azure Data Lake Gen2 provides or using Sidra Query API for fine-grained level of access restrictions.

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While some applications might hold little more than a SQL Database and Power BI model against it, others might require the use of a broader set of products such as Spark clusters and messaging mechanisms.

It is in the stage of moving the data from the storage account into the specific storage of the application when specific processing and transformations might take place; this way the change to the data is more localized and the raw data is still always available for other systems or future audit/reference.

Client Applications

To understand better what is a Client Application, you can refer to the detailed Client Applications documentation pages.

You can also dive into learning more about Sidra's provided Client Applications:

Data Labs

Data Labs aims at offering a Databricks sandbox for enabling exploratory data analysis on synchronized data from the data lake.

Data Labs comes pre-packaged via ready-to-use Client Application template. A specific instance of that template can be deployed and configured in your specific environment. You can learn more about Data Labs Client Application template in Sidra here.

Basic SQL template

Sidra offers a Client Application template (vanilla version) for a basic Client Application with an SQL database for hosting relational models.

This template leverages the accelerators to build Client Applications in Sidra, like authentication, authorization management, as well as the metadata synchronization with core and pipelines to orchestrate the movement of copies of the data from the data lake to the Client Application storage and staging tables.

The Client Application deployment from this template will automatically create the staging tables for starting the transformation logic into the relational models that will be stored in the SQL Client Application database.

You can learn more about Basic SQL Client Application template in Sidra here.

Business Intelligence

Set of tools which access and analyze the data to offers to its users a detailed, comprehensive, and intelligent overview over the state of the business using reports, dashboards, graphs, charts, summaries, and maps.

Learn more about Business Intelligence Client Application in Sidra here.

Data Quality

Sidra Data Platform aims to offer a unified place where the data is stored for anyone who wants to interact with it. So, as the data volume is constantly growing the data consistency is an important factor to be maintained.

Data Quality can be created and installed as a Sidra Client Application to ensure the quality of the data in the Data Lake using optimized procedures, and custom business data quality rules.

Learn more about Data Quality Client Application in Sidra here.