Built-in U-SQL System Objects and Extensions
U-SQL offers a set of built-in system objects and allows customers to install some extension libraries that provide additional capabilities to U-SQL.
Built-in U-SQL System Objects
U-SQL provides a set of built-in catalog views that describe the content of the U-SQL Catalog for a specific Account and database. The catalog views are modelled after the SQL Server catalog views, but contain U-SQL specific information and live in the system-owned
See Catalog Views (U-SQL) for a list of catalog views.
The Azure Data Lake Analytics service offers the ability to install a set of extension libraries that enables customers to perform additional processing beyond the core U-SQL language.
The extensions are installed from the Azure Data Lake Analytics Portal, and include the following capabilities:
- Scaling out Python scripts with U-SQL
- Scaling out R scripts with U-SQL
- Cognitive Capabilities in U-SQL