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Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021

Published date: June 23, 2021

Starting July 5, 2021, customers who don’t have an existing account on Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 will not be able to create Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 accounts. We recommend Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 for all your analytics needs. Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 will be retired on Feb 29, 2024. For more information, see the official announcement

If you have one or more existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 accounts, we will continue to allow the creation of new accounts. Please note that we strongly recommend that you migrate your Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 account to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2. In addition to providing limitless storage, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 offers a rich set of capabilities for your analytics such as: 

  • Lower cost         
  • Tiered storage 
  • High availability and disaster recovery 
  • Rich integration with other analytics services including, but not limited to, Azure Synapse Analytics, HDInsight 4.0, Azure Databricks.

Refer to the ADLS Gen1 to Gen2 migration document to get started on planning your migration from ADLS Gen1 to ADLS Gen2. If you have questions, get answers from community experts in Microsoft Q&A. If you have a support plan and you need technical help, please contact us.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Retirements

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