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View of minimal runfile JSON structure showing only top-level elements
View of minimal runfile JSON structure showing only top-level elements

Has this happened to you? – “We need a copy of production data” – “Why?” – “For {staging | testing | baselining | repro-ing | exploring big data on Azure | doing my job }” – “No.”   Getting data can be done by taking a snapshot or copy of production data – like a transactional database…

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The busy data scientist’s walk-through to managing Azure Data Lake Store in R

Inspect security.R in R Studio
Inspect security.R in R Studio

Earlier this year (2017), my Microsoft colleague Ramkumar Chandrasekaran published a blog post about performing Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) file system operations using the R language. After working through that for a recent project, I decided to write a detailed, step-by-step walk-through of getting this running, including the required Azure configuration steps. Who is this for?…

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