Azure Data Lake Storage
Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage
Get powerful data lake functionality at cloud scale
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is a highly scalable and cost-effective data lake solution for big data analytics. It combines the power of a high-performance file system with massive scale and economy to help you speed your time to insight. Data Lake Storage Gen2 extends Azure Blob Storage capabilities and is optimised for analytics workloads. Data Lake Storage Gen2 is the most comprehensive data lake available.
Test models faster with a Hadoop-compatible file system that supports atomic file and folder operations and is optimised to execute jobs at lightning speed.
Extend the global scale, durability and performance of Azure Blob Storage, and get support for massive storage accounts.
Meet the most stringent enterprise data security requirements with tools and resources such as POSIX-compliant, fine-grained ACL support, object store security with at-rest encryption, Azure Active Directory integration and storage account firewalls.
Get data lake functionality at cloud object store pricing levels. Data Lake Storage Gen2 provides the same lifecycle policy management and object-level tiering that’s built into Blob Storage.
Near limitless storage for analytics data
Cloud object store pricing
Same low-cost data storage model as Azure Blob Storage
Fewer file and folder transactions
Atomic transactions for fewer compute cycles and faster job execution
Granular file and folder security
POSIX-compliant, fine-grained access control lists (ACLs)
Simplified ingestion in a single store
Consolidated data storage using the Data Lake Storage Gen2 or Blob Storage REST API
Full Azure Blob Storage feature set
Data lifecycle policy management; hot, cool and archive tiers; and high availability/disaster recovery support
Role-based access and storage account firewalls
Multi-layer security to govern data access so only users from authorised IPs can perform analytics
Common data model (CDM) support
Ability to exchange data with powerful applications like Microsoft Dynamics 365 (for CRM) and Power BI
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