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16 Guides to Get You Started with Apache Icebergby@alexmerced
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16 Guides to Get You Started with Apache Iceberg

by Alex MercedApril 18th, 2024
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Apache Iceberg is an innovative data lakehouse table format designed to revolutionize how you manage large-scale data across various storage layers. These guides are designed to provide you with practical experience in working with Apache Iceberg, from setting up your first table to executing complex data operations.
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Apache Iceberg is an innovative data lakehouse table format designed to revolutionize how you manage large-scale data across various storage layers, such as Hadoop and AWS S3. By treating these diverse storage solutions as a cohesive, universal database, Apache Iceberg facilitates seamless integration with numerous tools, platforms, and interfaces, enhancing both flexibility and accessibility.


One of the standout features of Apache Iceberg is its support for ACID transactions, which ensures data integrity by enabling atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability in data processing operations. Additionally, Apache Iceberg's Time Travel capability allows users to query historical versions of data, providing valuable insights into data changes over time. The format also supports dynamic schema evolution and partitioning adjustments without downtime, which simplifies the management of data as it grows and changes.


Apache Iceberg also includes a host of other advanced features that enhance data usability and management. These include snapshot isolation for concurrent data access, upserts and deletes within tables, and handling large-scale metadata efficiently.

To help you harness the full potential of Apache Iceberg, our latest blog series gathers a collection of straightforward, hands-on tutorials.


These guides are designed to provide you with practical experience in working with Apache Iceberg, from setting up your first table to executing complex data operations. Whether you're a data scientist, engineer, or analyst, these tutorials offer a valuable opportunity to enhance your data handling skills and leverage Apache Iceberg’s powerful features in your projects.

Self-Contained Exercises

These are completely self-contained and can be done from your laptop; all infrastructure is spun up as Docker containers.

Require Online Services

These are tutorials that will require signing up for services like Upsolver, Dremio, AWS, and others to complete.

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