Overall Satisfaction with Azure Data Lake Storage
We had all of our storage located within a single datacenter, which caused an issue should it go down. Azure Data Lake Storage allowed us to move some of the storage there, keeping that piece online and active if we lost communication to the main datacenter. It's nice, but not the most reliable.
- Azure AD integration
- Hierarchical file system
- Usage of Azure KeyVault for encryption keys
- Initial cost was reasonable compared to the previous solution we had in place
- An unforeseen growth rate is leading to a much higher cost than expected
- Transaction fees are higher than the previous solution we used
- Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce)
Azure Data Lake Storage from a functionality perspective is a much easier solution to work with. It's implementation from Amazon EMR went smooth, and continued usage is definitely better. However, Amazon EMR was significantly cheaper overall between the high transaction fees and cost of storage due to growth. The two both have their advantages and disadvantages, but the functionality of Azure Data Lake Storage outweighed it's cost.
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Would you buy Azure Data Lake Storage again?
Azure Data Lake Storage is great if it's used in a company where once configured no one goes in and make changes, and there is little to no need for growth over time. If it's a business that will be modifying it daily and constantly expanding, other vendors may have a more feasible option available.