Microsoft’s new expanded Azure Data Lake can help you do more with big data

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Microsoft is expanding Azure Data Lake to make big data processing and analytics easier and more accessible, it was announced Monday.

The expanded Microsoft Azure Data Lake includes Azure Data Lake Store, which will be available in preview later this year, providing a single repository where you can easily capture data of any size, type and speed without forcing changes to your application as data scales.

Also available in preview in the coming months is Azure Data Lake Analytics, a new service built on Apache YARN that dynamically scales so you can focus on your business goals, and not on distributed infrastructure.

In addition, Microsoft announced general availability for Azure HDInsight, which gives you the breadth of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem in a managed service that’s monitored and supported by Microsoft, in Linux.

Azure Data Lake Analytics includes U-SQL, a language that unifies the benefits of SQL with the expressive power of your own code.

T. K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, Microsoft Data Platform corporate vice president, will talk more about big data processing and analytics Tuesday in his keynote speech at AzureCon, Microsoft’s free virtual event about Azure.

Learn more about the Azure Data Lake expansion on the SQL Server Blog.

Tracy Ith

Microsoft News Center Staff