Datalake - Import Data from your Cloud-based Object Storage

1. Accessing the Datalake integrated with your bucket

To access the proper Datalake, first, ensure that you're within the right Organization. Each Organization can have one or several independent Datalake.

After accessing the proper Organization, you can see the list of available Datalake through the Navigation Bar as illustrated below:

List of `Datalake`

List of Datalake

You're now visualizing the Datalake list available for your Organization.

In our case, you want to visualize and explore the images that are stored on your own Cloud Storage, tho you can click on the Datalake that has been previously connected to your bucket.

If the integration between your bucket and a Picsellia Datalake inside your Organization has not been done yet, you can do it following this tutorial.

2. Importing your Data

Every machine learning project begins with data, and in our case of Computer Vision, it starts with images.

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. Import 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 second approach: the visualization and manipulation of Data stored on your Cloud-based Object Storage.

In our case, the Data is already physically stored on a cloud-based bucket. Moreover, the current Datalake is already connected to this bucket. So, the only remaining action to be done is to select from Picsellia the images stored on your bucket that have to be visualized as Data in your integrated Datalake.

To proceed, click on the Import bucket objects button.

Import bucket objects

Import bucket objects

A modal will appear. From here, a modal will open displaying the file structure of the connected bucket and allowing you to choose the images you wish to import into your Picsellia Datalake.

You can then select the files or folder to import from your bucket to your Datalake as shown below:

Import of images from an integrated bucket

Import of images from an integrated bucket

Once the import is launched, you can track its completion from the Jobs panel.

Import bucket object Job

Import bucket object Job

Depending on the amount of Data being imported, you may need to be patient,.


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 Picsellia team.

Once the import 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 imported Data


What about Annotations?

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

As soon as all the images from your bucket have been imported as Data on your Datalake, you can start structuring them by using Tag or Metadata.