What is an analytic unit? RRS feed

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  • Hi! What is an analytic unit in Data Lake Analythis. Is this a single machine in Hadoop cluster or maybe only a thread? Is there any source of information about those machines specyfications (cpu, number of cores, etc.)?
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:13 PM


  • Analytic Unit is the basic unit of computation that is requested and assigned to a ADLA/U-SQL job. It allows the job to use a certain number of cores, some amount of memory, IOPS and network bandwidth.

    The specifics of exactly number of cores, memory etc. can change over time. But as far as the user is concerned, they do not have to select between different SKUs or types of AUs.

    Thursday, July 21, 2016 3:29 PM