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Azure Data Lake: What, Why, and How

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We will explore the capabilities of Azure Data Lake, its use cases, as well as when to implement a data lake as part of your data architecture. We will also cover the new direction of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 in detail. Options for integration of the data lake with other compute and storage services will also be discussed. You will leave this session with an understanding of the benefits, challenges, and suggestions for getting started with Azure Data Lake technologies.


Melissa Coates is a Solution Architect with BlueGranite. She specializes in delivering modern data warehousing, data lake, and business intelligence solutions using cloud and hybrid technologies. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her dog, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden. Melissa blogs at