Microsoft Azure Blob Storage connection
To access your data in Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, create a connection asset for it.
Azure Blob Storage is used for storing large amounts of data in the cloud.
Create a connection to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
To create the connection asset, you need these connection details:
Connection string: Authentication is managed by the Azure portal access keys.
Choose the method for creating a connection based on where you are in the platform
- In a project
- Click Assets > New asset > Data access tools > Connection. See Adding a connection to a project.
- In a catalog
- Click Add to catalog > Connection. See Adding a connection asset to a catalog.
- In a deployment space
- Click Add to space > Connection. See Adding connections to a deployment space.
- In the Platform assets catalog
- Click New connection. See Adding platform connections.
Next step: Add data assets from the connection
Where you can use this connection
You can use Azure Blob Storage connections in the following workspaces and tools:
- Data Refinery (Watson Studio or IBM Knowledge Catalog)
- DataStage (DataStage service). See Connecting to a data source in DataStage.
- SPSS Modeler (Watson Studio)
Platform assets catalog
Other catalogs (IBM Knowledge Catalog)
Azure Blob Storage connection string setup
Set up blob storage and access keys on the Microsoft Azure portal. For instructions see:
- Quickstart: Upload, download, and list blobs with the Azure portal
- Manage storage account access keys
Example connection string, which you can find in the ApiKeys section of the container:
Supported file types
The Azure Blob Storage connection supports these file types: Avro, CSV, Delimited text, Excel, JSON, ORC, Parquet, SAS, SAV, SHP, and XML.
Parent topic: Supported connections