Loading files to Data Lake using GUI tools

In this section, we will see how to load data to the cluster using graphical user interface tools.

Storage access keys

To use any of the Azure Blob storage explorer tools, you will need your storage access keys. For instructions, you can refer to Chapter 4, Administering Your HDInsight Cluster.

Storage tools

There are several tools that you can use to load data to the Azure Storage; some of them are freeware. I have listed the popular ones here and will show you CloudXplorer in detail:

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