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Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage

  • Pros

  • Built on Azure Storage
  • Good integration with Azure data services
  • Integration with Open Source platforms via HDFS
  • Hierarchical namespace
  • Optimized for big data & big compute
  • POSIX permissions
  • ABFS optimized driver
  • Multi-protocol SDK
  • Cons

  • Throughput limits apply
  • Not all blob storage features yet supported