High-Performance Hosted Hadoop at Massive Scale

Azure Data Lake is a scalable managed Hadoop storage service that can ingest and process large amounts of unstructured data in their native formats at high rates. Compared to Azure HDInsight, Microsoft's existing Hadoop service, Data Lake provides better query performance and access without file and account size limitations. The service will be a viable alternative to on-premises Hadoop deployments, especially for organizations that want to test Big Data analytics without substantial hardware investment.

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