Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 (also known as ADLS Gen2) is a next-generation data lake solution for big data analytics. Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 builds Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 capabilities—file system semantics, file-level security, and scale—into Azure Blob storage, with its low-cost tiered storage, high availability, and disaster recovery features. The Azure Blob File System (ABFS) driver provides the interface to ADLS Gen2 storage. The ABFS driver, included in the Databricks Runtime, supports standard file system semantics on Azure Blob storage.

The articles in this section describe methods for accessing ADLS Gen2 storage and frequently encountered problems: