Provisioning a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake

45 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

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.
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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Scenario

Your company is migrating to the Azure cloud and has asked you to configure an Azure data lake. The solution must meet the following requirements:

  • It must support massive amounts of data.
  • It must be capable of holding varying types of data.
  • It must be configured with manageable zones.

Instructions

  • Log in to the live environment with the provided Azure Labs credentials.

  • Use the Azure portal to create a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake instance with the following characteristics:

    • Name: "adlsample" or other if taken.
    • Location: (US) Central US
    • Performance: Standard
    • Account Kind: StorageV2
    • Hierarchical Namespace: Enabled
  • Use Storage Explorer to:

    • Create a file system named "test".
    • Create two folder zones: "Raw" and "Processed".
    • Create the following folders under "Raw": Application 1 > 2019 > Jan > 01

For detailed instructions on how to complete these tasks, expand each learning objective below, or click the Guide tab above the video player.

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