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Provisioning a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake

In this hands-on lab, we will provision a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake instance, create folders in the data lake, and implement a zoned folder structure.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Sep 20, 2019

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  1. Challenge

    Provision a Gen2 Azure Data Lake Instance

    1. In the Azure dashboard, click All resources > Add resources.
    2. From the Azure Marketplace, select Storage > Storage Account.
    3. Create a new storage account.
    4. Use the following settings:
      • Name the storage account "adlsample".
      • Select the existing resource group.
      • Set the location to (US) Central US.
      • Set the performance level to Standard.
      • Set the account kind to StorageV2.
      • Enable the Hierarchical Namespace option.
  2. Challenge

    Implement a Zoned Folder Structure

    1. In your storage account, go to Storage Explorer.
    2. Create a file system named "test".
    3. Create two folder zones: "Raw" and "Processed".
    4. Under your "Raw" folder, create the following folder structure:
      • Application 1 > 2019 > Jan > 01

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