Azure Data Lake Analytics combines declarative and imperative concepts in the form of a new language called U-SQL. The idea of learning a new language is daunting. Don’t worry! U-SQL is easy to learn. You can learn the vast majority of the language in a single day. If you are familiar with SQL or languages like C# or Java, you will find that learning U-SQL is natural and that you will be productive incredibly fast. A common question we get is “How can I get started with U-SQL?” This blog will show you all the core steps you need to get ramped up on U-SQL.