In continuation with our Azure Every Day mini-series on Azure Databricks, I will be covering some key topics within Databricks such as Azure Key Vault, storage accounts, PowerPoint and DevOps. If you’re just starting out with Databricks, you may want to check out our previous posts on Databricks 101 and Getting Started with Azure Databricks. Today’s post is focused on accessing Azure Storage accounts.
In today’s post I’d like to talk about what WORM storage is and how it can help with compliance and security. With the recently added WORM storage in Azure, Microsoft supports immutable storage with their blob storage accounts, allowing various regulated industries and legal situations to be properly supported in Azure.
In today’s post I’ll look at some considerations for choosing to use Azure Blob Storage or Azure Data Lake Store when processing data to be loaded into a data warehouse. My basis here is a reference architecture that Microsoft published, see diagram below.
There’s a lot of talk about storage options. When working with customers, I often introduce them to Azure through storage, since it’s a great way to leverage cloud assets in a positive, non-threatening way.