PolyBase Accesses Azure Blob Storage

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The PolyBase technology in SQL Server 2016 accesses unstructured data stored in Azure Blob Storage. The illustration shows how a SQL Server 2016 cluster (top) can use PolyBase to process T-SQL queries to unstructured data in Blob Storage (bottom). The PolyBase engine runs on the head node of a PolyBase Group of servers, where it coordinates queries that are distributed to compute nodes.

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