Enterprise Holding’s first started with Hadoop as a POC in 2013. Today, we have clusters on premises and in the cloud. This talk will explore our experience with Big Data and outline three common big data architectures (batch, lambda, and kappa). Then, we’ll dive into the decision points to necessary for your own cluster, for example: cloud vs on premises, physical vs virtual, workload, and security. These decisions will help you understand what direction to take. Finally, we’ll share some lessons learned with the pieces of our architecture worked well and rant about those which didn’t. No deep Hadoop knowledge is necessary, architect or executive level.