Once you have created a catalog, you can create or add layers to it. A layer represents and contains a set of data objects which have similar functional properties. There are different types of layers which can be configured to optimize data access characteristics for specific use case and business needs. For example, the object store layer provides storage for independent objects identified by hierarchic keys. The versioned layer supports a consistent set of big data partitions with uniform key and data format. Non-functional layer properties enable optimization of cost and performance. For more information, see Layers.
When creating a layer, consider what layers you need based on what data you want to ingest and how you want to logically organize that data.
To create a layer using the platform portal:
Define the metadata for the layer by filling in the following fields.
Select a layer type. For information about the layer types, see Layers.
Configure the layer. For more information for configuring each layer type, see:
It may take a few minutes to create the layer. You will see a notification banner when the layer is created, and the layer will appear in the catalog.