Microsoft Introduces New Azure Data Lake
Microsoft was full of announcements at their last developers conference. From the free Visual Studio to the announcement of Azure Data Lake, Microsoft appears to be shifting a lot of focus toward the development side of things. Their newest product, Azure Data Lake is a new data repository for big data analytics.
The goal of Azure Data Lake is to give developers a place to store structured and semi-structured data in one place without the stress of data storage limitations and huge folders filled with individual files.
The new platform is compatible with preexisting big data storage services like the Hadoop File System. Essentially, this means switching to Data Lake will not limit developers current accessibility or previously created files. Yay.
According to TechCrunch, T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan described this as an “important commitment to the Hadoop ecosystem.” Thus furthering it’s prominent hold on the big data market. The goal of Data Lake is to increase the tools available to developers by creating a platform that draws from pre-existing tools.
Azure Data Lake could be a huge advancement for the massive composites of big data currently plaguing developers.