|Azure Service||Description||Base Storage Layer||Other Required Azure Services|
All Microsoft Azure deployments integrate with an HDI cluster, which can be pre-existing or created at the time of deployment.
|Base storage layer can be HDFS (for ADLS) or WASB.||WASB|
Windows Azure Storage Blobs (WASB) extends HDFS to enable access to storage blobs that have not been deployed into the HDI cluster. See Enable WASB Access.
Base Storage Layer = WASB
Active Data Lake Store (ADLS) provides a highly scalable file-based storage system within HDI cluster. See Enable ADLS Access.
Base Storage Layer = HDFS
The following database connections are optional.
You can read from and write to Hive, a data warehouse built on top of HDI.
You can write from and write to SQL DatawarehouseData Warehouse, a scalable datawarehouse data warehouse solution for Azure.
A You can read from SQL DB, a SQL Server variant for Azure.