Azure is growing every day. Microsoft created Azure, which is a Cloud Computing service released on 2010.
According to Microsoft, 80% of the fortune 500 companies are using Azure. Also, 40% of the Azure Revenue comes from Startups and independent software vendors. 33% of the Azure Virtual Machines are using Linux. Microsoft expects to earn $20 billion in 2018.
That is why companies are migrating part of the data to Azure and sometimes all the data.
Azure Data Lake is a special storage to analyze Big Data in parallel in Azure. It is optimized for analytics. You can store Social network data, emails, documents, sensor information, geographical information and more.