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What is Data Lake Analytics?

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019

Data Lake Analytics (DLA) is a serverless cloud native interactive query and analytics service. DLA does not require Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) to connect to Alibaba Cloud services, such as Object Storage Service (OSS), Table Store, and Relational Database Service (RDS). For enterprise edition users, DLA supports Pay-As-You-Go billing. Due to its serverless architecture, DLA requires zero server maintenance. DLA allows you to run queries across multiple data sources in different formats through standard Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).

DLA has the following core competencies:

  1. Transforms cold data stored in OSS, Table Store, RDS, and other databases into consumable data-driven insights.
  2. Conducts association analysis across multiple data sources regardless of the data format.
  3. Removes server maintenance costs and, with the Pay-As-You-Go billing method, enables greater cost flexibility.
  4. Supports elastic scaling and transparent upgrades.