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Access Azure Datalake Gen1 with fsspec and dask

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Dask interface to Azure-Datalake Gen1 and Gen2 Storage Quickstart

PyPI version Latest conda-forge version

This package can be installed using:

pip install adlfs


conda install -c conda-forge adlfs

The adl:// and abfs:// protocols are included in fsspec's known_implementations registry in fsspec > 0.6.1, otherwise users must explicitly inform fsspec about the supported adlfs protocols.

To use the Gen1 filesystem:

import dask.dataframe as dd

storage_options={'tenant_id': TENANT_ID, 'client_id': CLIENT_ID, 'client_secret': CLIENT_SECRET}

dd.read_csv('adl://{STORE_NAME}/{FOLDER}/*.csv', storage_options=storage_options)

To use the Gen2 filesystem you can use the protocol abfs or az:

import dask.dataframe as dd

storage_options={'account_name': ACCOUNT_NAME, 'account_key': ACCOUNT_KEY}

ddf = dd.read_csv('abfs://{CONTAINER}/{FOLDER}/*.csv', storage_options=storage_options)
ddf = dd.read_parquet('az://{CONTAINER}/folder.parquet', storage_options=storage_options)

To read from a public storage blob you are required to specify the 'account_name'. For example, you can access NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission as:

storage_options = {'account_name': 'azureopendatastorage'}
ddf = dd.read_parquet('az://nyctlc/green/puYear=2019/puMonth=*/*.parquet', storage_options=storage_options)


The package includes pythonic filesystem implementations for both Azure Datalake Gen1 and Azure Datalake Gen2, that facilitate interactions between both Azure Datalake implementations and Dask. This is done leveraging the intake/filesystem_spec base class and Azure Python SDKs.

Operations against both Gen1 Datalake currently only work with an Azure ServicePrincipal with suitable credentials to perform operations on the resources of choice.

Operations against the Gen2 Datalake are implemented by leveraging multi-protocol access, using the Azure Blob Storage Python SDK. The AzureBlobFileSystem accepts all of the BlockBlobService arguments.

By default, write operations create BlockBlobs in Azure, which, once written can not be appended.  It is possible to create an AppendBlob using an `mode="ab"` when creating, and then when operating on blobs.  Currently AppendBlobs are not available if hierarchical namespaces are enabled.

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