Working With Azure Data Lake Store

This article gives an introduction to Azure Data Lake Store and the working phenomenon of Azure Data Lake Store.

Introduction to Azure Data Lake

 
Data Lake Store is like a repository that can be used for large quantities and varieties of both structured and unstructured data in their native formats along with maintaining of data in their native formats and handling Volume, Velocity, and Variety with the provision of tools for analyzing, querying, and processing. It also eliminates all the restrictions of providing unlimited space, unrestricted file size in a single place for performing an operation by using various ways to access data with the inclusion of programming, SQL queries, etc. 
 
It has also been divided into three major parts: Azure Data Lake Store, Azure Data Analytics, and Azure HD Insights. Here, we will be discussing Azure Data Lake Store. It is a repository for big data analytics workloads with the support of the Hadoop Distributed File System in the cloud. The main advantages of Data Lake Store are,
  • The account size can be set  from limited to unlimited.
  • The data won’t change from their format such as from structured and unstructured to other forms.
  • Increased performance through usage along with reliability.
Prerequisites
  • Azure Portal login subscription.
Step 1
 
Log in to Azure portal by clicking this link
 
After logging into portal, select- > storage and select-> Data Lake Store gen 1.
 
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Step 2
 
After selecting the Data Lake Store, we need to fill the basic requirements such as Name, Subscription, Resource group, and location with pricing package and select "Create".
 
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Step 3
 
After creating the Azure Data Lake Store, we can see that the Azure Data Lake Store is running with the pay-as-you-go subscription plan. Select "Data Explorer" for creating a folder and uploading files to it.
 
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Step 4
 
Now, after selecting data explorer, we need to create a new folder so that we can upload the files to the Data Lake Store for storing purposes and etc. So, click the data explorer from the previous step and select a new folder and name it as your wish. Finally, click OK and the new folder will be available.
 
Azure Data Lake Store
 
Step 5

Now, after creating a new folder we are ready to upload the files to the storage and select -> files to be uploaded and so the files will be uploaded and finished so now we can view the uploaded files in the azure data lake store.
 
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Azure Data Lake Store
 
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So, in this article, we have created Azure Data Lake Store and uploaded a sample file for storage purposes. I hope this article will be useful for an overview of concepts in Azure data lake. Thanks for reading.