Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Unleashes A U-SQL Submarine To Go Diving Through Your Data Lake


Microsoft is one of the key players in the cloud computing market who has the capability to work with data at significant scale and this week, the company announced U-SQL support, a language that makes processing big data easier.

Earlier this year, Microsoft started pushing the idea of data lakes. These lakes are large repositories of data but if you are not using this information to its fullest capabilities, the lakes can turn into a swamp. The idea has a bit of merit as if you are not properly harnessing all the information in your databases through machine learning and proper filtering, then you are missing out on possible business opportunities and efficiencies.

U-SQL is a language that unifies the benefits of SQL with the expressive capabilities of using your own code. Microsoft says that U-SQL’s scalable and distributed query capability allows it to efficiently analyze data stored in and across relational stores including Azure SQL Database.

Sponsored Content

Read the Best Personal and Business Tech without Ads

Staying updated on what is happening in the technology sector is important to your career and your personal life but ads can make reading news, distracting. With Thurrott Premium, you can enjoy the best coverage in tech without the annoying ads.

U-SQL is the latest feature Microsoft is introducing to help its users make sense of the terabytes and petabytes of information that is stored in databases. The company says their goal is to make Azure Data Lake the most productive environment for authoring, debugging and optimizing analytics at any scale and U-SQL is one more piece of the puzzle to achieve this goal.

If you want to read more about why the company chose U-SQL and to see example code of the new feature, you can check out the announcement post, here.

Related Topics:


Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Sign up for a Petri Account

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.

Download this eBook!

External Sharing and Guest User Access in Microsoft 365 and Teams

his eBook will dive into policy considerations you need to make when creating and managing guest user access to your Teams network, as well as the different layers of guest access and the common challenges that accompany a more complicated Microsoft 365 infrastructure. The eBook will also outline some of the major decision points across four general-purpose guest access policy scenarios for how an organization can set this up with standard licensing.

Download Now

Sponsored By