ADLS Gen 2 is designed specifically for enterprises to run large scale analytics workloads in the cloud. You can utilize the existing route to storage (through CLI/PowerShell/Portal/ARM) to send messages to ADLS Gen2 accounts, which are hierarchical namespace-enabled storage accounts built on top of Blob storage. This also brings Azure IoT Hub a step closer to supporting Common Data Model (CDM) - an effort we are working towards to aid Microsoft’s Open Data Initiative.
This was achieved through collaboration with Azure storage team, who enabled the Blob APIs to integrate with ADLS Gen2 for accessing data, announced through this blog. This capability is available for new ADLS Gen2 storage accounts in regions - West US 2 and West Central US. Support for existing storage accounts will roll out by next month and we aim to enable all regions and GA by early next year.