HDInsight Compared to Azure Data Lake

Two Microsoft hosted services, Azure Data Lake and Azure HDInsight, are both based on Apache's Hadoop software framework, a popular solution for Big Data storage and analysis. They provide many of the same features and both separate storage and computing resources to allow customers to maintain a data repository at a steady rate and deploy computing resources as needed to meet query demand. While they deliver many of the same capabilities, the services are designed for different workloads.

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