Select the geographic location for your storage account. See
for more information about what services are available in which region.
to create the storage account.
Manage your storage accountChange your account configuration
After you create your storage account, you can modify its configuration, such as changing the replication option used for the account or changing the access tier for a Blob storage account. In the
, navigate to your storage account, find and click
to view and/or change the account configuration.
Depending on the performance tier you chose when creating the storage account, some replication options may not be available.
When you create a storage account, Azure generates two 512-bit storage access keys, which are used for authentication when the storage account is accessed. By providing two storage access keys, Azure enables you to regenerate the keys with no interruption to your storage service or access to that service.
We recommend that you avoid sharing your storage access keys with anyone else. To permit access to storage resources without giving out your access keys, you can use a
shared access signature
. A shared access signature provides access to a resource in your account for an interval that you define and with the permissions that you specify. See
Using Shared Access Signatures (SAS)
for more information.
View and copy storage access keys
, navigate to your storage account, click
and then click
to view, copy, and regenerate your account access keys. The
blade also includes pre-configured connection strings using your primary and secondary keys that you can copy to use in your applications.
Regenerate storage access keys
We recommend that you change the access keys to your storage account periodically to help keep your storage connections secure. Two access keys are assigned so that you can maintain connections to the storage account by using one access key while you regenerate the other access key.
Regenerating your access keys can affect services in Azure as well as your own applications that are dependent on the storage account. All clients that use the access key to access the storage account must be updated to use the new key.
Here is the process for rotating your storage access keys
Update the connection strings in your application code to reference the secondary access key of the storage account.
Regenerate the primary access key for your storage account. On the
, and then click
to confirm that you want to generate a new key.
Update the connection strings in your code to reference the new primary access key.
Regenerate the secondary access key in the same manner.
Once you have setup your storage account you can use the Azure Storage Explorer to connect to your storage container create a new BLOB container and upload the data.
Azure Storage Explorer showing upload blob which has SampleData for our experiment
Within your Jupyter Notebook you now need to define the connection parameters, So in a code block create the following and take the details from your Azure Account.
Example of Notebooks setup
So Code Block is where we define the connection
blob_account_name = "" # fill in your blob account name
blob_account_key = "" # fill in your blob account key
mycontainer = "" # fill in the container name
myblobname = "" # fill in the blob name
mydatafile = "" # fill in the output file name
The Azure storage account provides a unique namespace to store and access your Azure Storage data objects. All objects in a storage account are billed together as a group. By default, the data in your account is available only to you, the account owner.
There are two types of storage accounts:
In a new code block create your connection and query strings
# import OS dependant functionality
import pandas as pd
#import data analysis library required
Before you can create a storage account, you must have an Azure subscription, which is a plan that gives you access to a variety of Azure services. You can get started with Azure with a
. If you have Imagine Access premium then your an Visual Studio Dev Essentials, you get free monthly credits that you can use with Azure services, including Azure Storage. See
Azure Storage Pricing
for information on volume pricing.