Azure Data Lake in Public Preview

Azure Data Lake has entered public preview and is expected to be generally available in early 2016. The Data Lake service provides a combination of storage, computing, and programming capabilities to help organizations receive and analyze Big Data. The service is an alternative to on-premises Hadoop deployments for organizations that want to test Big Data analytics without substantial hardware investment. Data Lake Store provides a scalable Hadoop storage service that resembles traditional on-premises deployments.

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