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MIMB Import Bridge from Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

Bridge Specifications

Vendor Microsoft
Tool Name Azure Data Lake Storage
Tool Version Gen2
Tool Web Site
Supported Methodology [File System] Multi-Model, Data Store (NoSQL / Hierarchical) via Java API

Import tool: Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 (
Import interface: [File System] Multi-Model, Data Store (NoSQL / Hierarchical) via Java API from Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
Import bridge: 'MicrosoftAzureDataLakeStorageGen2' 11.0.0

This bridge requires internet access to (and exceptionally a few other tool sites)
in order to download the necessary third party software libraries into $HOME/data/download/MIMB/
(such directory can be copied from another MIMB server with internet access).
By running this bridge, you hereby acknowledge responsibility for the license terms and any potential security vulnerabilities from these downloaded third party software libraries.

This bridge crawls a data lake implemented on the Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage Service to detect (reverse engineer) metadata from all the files (for data catalog purpose).
This includes data sampling driven metadata discovery of the data structure (e.g. CSV table, JSON hierarchy) and data types (e.g. Integer, Data,. String).





















Please refer to the individual parameter's tool tips for more detailed examples.

Bridge Parameters

Parameter Name Description Type Values Default Scope
Data Lake Storage Gen2 Account The name given to your storage account during creation. An Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Account Name provides a unique namespace in the cloud to store and access your data objects. STRING     Mandatory
File System The parent location that holds the files and folders. This is the same as Containers in the Azure Storage Blobs service. STRING     Mandatory
Access key Use access keys to authenticate your applications when making requests to this Azure storage account. REPOSITORY_SUBSET     Mandatory
Root directory Set directory containing metadata files or specify it using browsing tool. Bridge provides up to 3 level browsing depth. REPOSITORY_SUBSET     Mandatory
Include filter The include folder and file filter pattern relative to the root directory.
The pattern uses extended unix glob case-sensitive expression syntax.
Here are some common examples:
*.* - include any file at the root level
*.csv - include only csv files at the root level
**.csv -include only csv files at any level
*.{csv,gz} include only csv or gz files at the root level
dir\*.csv - include only csv files in the 'dir' folder
dir\**.csv - include only csv files under 'dir' folder at any level
dir\**.* - include any file under 'dir' folder at any level
f.csv - include only f.csv under root level
**\f.csv - include only f.csv at any level
**dir\** - include all files under any 'dir' folder at any level
**dir1\dir2\** - include all files under any 'dir2' folder under any 'dir1' folder at any level
Exclude filter The exclude folder and file filter pattern relative to the root directory.
The pattern uses the same syntax as the Include filter. See it for the syntax details and examples.
Files that match the exclude filter are skipped.
When both include and exclude filters are empty all folders and files under the Root directory are included.
When the include filter is empty and the exclude one is not folders and files under the Root directory are included except ones matching the exclude filter.
Partition directories Files-based partition directories' paths.
The bridge tries to detect partitions automatically. It can take a long time when partitions have a lot of files.
You can shortcut the detection process for some or all partitions by specifying them in this parameter.
Specify the partition directory path relative to the Root directory.
Use . to specify the root directory as the partitioned directory.
Separate multiple paths with the , (or ;) character.

ETL tools can read and write to pattern-based partitions directories.
For example, ETL can read all *.csv files from a folder F. The ETL bridge representes it as the '*.csv' dataset in the 'F' folder (F/*.csv).
You can instruct this bridge to generate the matching dataset by specifying its name in square brackets after the folder name, like F[*.csv].
Similar it true for application specific partitions.
For example, ETL can write files under folder F to partition sub-folders named using the 'getDate@[yyyyMMdd]' function expression.
The result is represented as the 'getDate@[yyyyMMdd]' dataset in the 'F' folder (F/getDate@[yyyyMMdd]).
Agan, you can instruct this bridge to generate the matching dataset by specifying something like F/[getDate@[yyyyMMdd]].

You may specify additional info about partitioned directory internal structure, using [dataset name] and {partitioned column name} patterns for following cases:
For application partitions like:
use: zone/[po]/{region}/{year}/*.csv or
if partition columns names are not important. They will be stitched by positions

For custom application partitions like:
use: zone/*/{year}/[data]/*.csv, zone/*/{year}/[log]/*.txt

For file based partitions like:

use: zone/mlcs.[dataset1]_data_document_{date}.csv,zone/mlcs.[dataset2]_data_document_{date}.xml
Partition file number Number of files to scan during data-partitioning directories analyze. This parameter doesn't work when 'Partition directories' parameter is specified. NUMERIC      
Incremental import Specifies whether to import only the changes made in the source or to re-import everything (as specified in other parameters).

True - import only the changes made in the source.
False - import everything (as specified in other parameters).

An internal cache is maintained for each metadata source, which contains previously imported models. If this is the first import or if the internal cache has been deleted or corrupted, the bridge will behave as if this parameter is set to 'False'.
Miscellaneous Specify miscellaneous options identified with a -letter and value.

For example, -m 4G -f 100 -j -Dname=value -Xms1G

-m the maximum Java memory size whole number (e.g. -m 4G or -m 2500M ).
-v set environment variable(s) (e.g. -v var1=value -v var2="value with spaces").
-j the last option that is followed by Java command line options (e.g. -j -Dname=value -Xms1G).
-hadoop key1=val1;key2=val2 to manualy set hadoop configuration options
-tps 10 maximum threads pool size
-tl 3600s processing time limit in s -seconds m - minutes or h hours;
-fl 1000 processing files count limit;
-delimited.top_rows_skip 1 number of rows to skip while processing csv files
-delimited.extra_separators ~,||,|~ comma separated extra delimiters each of which will be used while processing csv files
-delimited.no_header by default, bridge automatically tries to detect headers while processing csv files(basing on header columns types), use this option to disable headers import(f.e. to hide sensitive data)
-fresh.partition.models - use to import latest modified files when processing partitions defined in Partitioned directories parameter
-subst K: C:/test - use to associate a root path part with a drive or another path. - use to disable dependencies downloading and use only download cache
-prescript [cmd] - runs a script command before bridge execution. Example: -prescript \"script.bat\"
The script must be located in the bin directory, and have .bat or .sh extension.
The script path must not include any parent directory symbol (..)
The script should return exit code 0 to indicate success, or another value to indicate failure.
-disable.partitions.autodetection - use this option to disable automatic partitions detection(when "Partition directories" option is empty)
-parquet.compressed.max.size=10000000 bridge will ignore parquet archives with size bigger then defined with this option value; default value is 10 000 000 Bytes;


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Last updated on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:37:49

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