The MDACA Cloud-Native Data Lake maximizes performance and takes advantage of the flexible storage and elastic processing benefits offered by the Cloud. It empowers government and commercial entities to own their data independent of database technologies and provides data control and security. These activities permit organizations to quickly and easily transform data to meet business needs and enhance efforts such as analytics and/or machine learning initiatives. Instead of relying on rigid data warehouses, organizations can now store data in an optimized, compressed, and cost-effective manner that is securely and easily available to each system. The result is a more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective approach that leverages data as needed.