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Action required: Switch to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 by 29 February 2024

Published date: February 25, 2021

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is integrated with newer analytics offerings such as Azure Synapse Analytics along with Azure HDInsight and Azure Databricks. In addition, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 offers a rich set of capabilities for your analytics needs such as 

  • Lower cost 
  • Tiered storage 
  • High availability and disaster recovery 

With this new experience, we’re retiring Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 on 29 February 2024.  

How does this affect me? 

After 29 February 2024, you will not be able to: 

  • Create or manage Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 accounts.  
  • Access the data through the Azure portal or the Azure Data Lake Store. APIs/SDKs/client tools. Receive service updates to Azure Data Lake Store Gen1 or APIs/SDKs/client tools or access customer support (phone, email, web).  

Required action 

To avoid service disruption, migrate your data lake from Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 by 29 February 2024.  

Review the following resources to learn more about the migration. 

If you have questions, get answers from community experts in Microsoft Q&A or email our team. If you have a support plan and require technical support, please contact us.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
  • Retirements