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HDInsight Essentials - Second Edition by Rajesh Nadipalli

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Azure storage

Before you provision a new HDInsight cluster, it is required that you create a storage account in Azure. To create a new storage account, first login to the Microsoft Azure management portal and then follow the given steps, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. Click on STORAGE on the left-hand side menu.
  2. Click on CREATE STORAGE ACCOUNT.
  3. Select your preferences, which are as follows:
    • URL must be a unique name
    • Location should be ideally geographically closer to your data center to reduce network latency
    • Replication mode, where you can select from one of the following four options:
    • Locally Redundant Storage (LRS) where data is replicated in three different nodes within the same region.
    • Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS), which is similar to LRS, ...

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