Datalake - Upload Data from local drive

1. Accessing the Datalake

To access the proper Organization's Datalake, ensure that you're within the right Organization. Each Organization can have several Datalake that are independent one from another and potentially associated with different Storage Connectors.

After accessing the correct Organization, you can reach a Datalake through the Navigation Bar as illustrated below:

Access Datalake

Access Datalake

You're now visualizing a Datalake for your Organization.

Now, it's time to upload your Data to Picsellia!

2. Upload your Data from a local drive

There are two ways to create Data into a Picsellia Datalake:

  1. Upload Data from a local drive. In this case, the uploaded Data will be physically stored by Picsellia on the bucket linked to the Datalake through a Storage Connector.
  2. Scan Data already stored on a bucket hosted by a Cloud provider. In this case, you will be able to visualize and explore Data already physically stored through your Picsellia Datalake.

This page focuses on the first approach: the upload of Data from a local drive to Picsellia's Datalake.

As explained here, by uploading Data from a local drive to a Datalake, Picsellia will store this Data on the bucket linked to this Datalake through a Storage Connector. This way Data can be visualized and manipulated by any member of your Organization.

The bucket which will physically store the Data can either be:

  • The bucket provided for your Organization on the Picsellia Object Storage (hosted by AWS) if the Datalake is using the picsellia-default-storage Storage Connector. As is the case for the Datalake named default and created for each new Organization.
  • Your own bucket hosted by your Cloud provider that has been connected to one of your Picsellia Datalake using a Storage Connector.

Now, after having accessed the Datalake you want to upload Data to, click on the Upload data button.

Upload Data to Datalake

Upload Data


Sample Data

If you're new to Picsellia, your Datalake might be empty or contain 150 example Data.

A modal will appear. From here, click on Select files, which will open your OS's file browser, allowing you to choose the images you wish to upload into your Picsellia Datalake.

Once you've selected files from your local device, you can create or select the appropriate DataTag to associate with the batch of Data you're about to upload to your Datalake. To learn more about tags and their usage, refer to this documentation page.

After selecting the necessary files and DataTags, click on Upload.

Select and tag to-be-uploaded `Data`

Data upload modal

During the upload, a progress bar will display. Depending on the amount of Data being uploaded, you may need to be patient, or consider using our SDK to upload Data.


Supported Image Formats

Currently, we support the primary image formats:

  • .png
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg

If you require support for additional formats, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Once the upload is complete, you can see the total number of Data in your Datalake and sort it based on various criteria (updated date, filename, or random), as depicted below:

Visualize Data in the Datalake

Visualize and sort uploaded Data


What about Annotations?

It's important to note that labeling occurs at the DatasetVersion level, not at the Datalake level.