Azure - File System

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Azure knows two types of file system:


Blob Storage

Azure - Windows Azure Storage Blob (WASB) - HDFS

Data Lake

Azure - Data Lake (ADLS)



See also: hdinsight upload data


  • Locally redundant storage (LRS)
  • Zone-redundant storage (ZRS)
  • Geo-redundant storage (GRS)
  • Read-access geo-redundant storage (RA-GRS)

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