Microsoft today has announced yet another product delivery in Azure Data Lake. Azure Data Lake was first talked about at the first Microsoft Ignite in Chicago just 2 years ago. After a 2 year development and testing process, Microsoft believes the product/service is now ready for public consumption.
Today we are announcing the general availability of Azure Data Lake, ushering in a new era of productivity for your big data developers and scientists. Fundamentally different from today’s cluster-based solutions, the Azure Data Lake services enable you to securely store all your data centrally in a “no limits” data lake, and run on-demand analytics that instantly scales to your needs. Our state-of-the-art development environment and rich and extensible U-SQL language enable you to write, debug, and optimize massively parallel analytics programs in a fraction of the time of existing solutions.
A data lake is a method of storing data within a system that facilitates the collocation of data in various schemata and structural forms, usually object blobs or files. – Wikipedia
Full announcement: The Intelligent Data Lake
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