A collection of 6 posts
Determining what data storage fits your needs in Azure
Microsoft Azure offers a great variaty of data stores in different flavors. While this is great it also makes it a lot harder to determine which one fits your needs best. Today I found this great flow chart that helps you tackle this problem by focusing on data structure, the
Analyzing StackExchange data with Azure Data Lake - Storing the data
Before we can start analysing StackExchange sample data, we'll need to get our data in Azure. There are several options for data storage in Azure, each with a specific goal. For data analytics -espacially with Azure Data Lake Analytics- Azure Data Lake Store is the de facto. In this blog
Analyzing StackExchange data with Azure Data Lake - Introduction
A few weeks ago I wrote about what Microsoft announced on Azure Data Lake [https://tomkerkhove.ghost.io/2015/10/22/exploring-azures-data-lake/] and what you can expect. As of Wednesday 28th of October, Azure Data Lake Store & Analytics are now in public preview allowing you to try it out yourself.
Automated builds for Azure Data Lake Analytics extensibility
Recently I have been working on an open-source project [http://github.com/CoditEU/usql] around Azure Data Lake Analytics. It will contain custom U-SQL components that you can use in your own projects and already contains a Xml Attribute Extractor. To build my code I'm using MyGet.org [https://www.
Exploring Azure's Data Lake
Recently Microsoft revealed their plans for Azure Data Lake and how it groups several big data services in Azure under one umbrella. In this blog post I'll walk you through what it offers and how it enable you to re-use your existing skills to analyse big data. What is Azure