Interrogating large files in blob storage

Luke McKean 1 Reputation point

Hi everyone - I am wondering if there's a way I can do a search for certain data within a large file in blob storage without first having to download it to my laptop? Some of the files I have are too large to download so I wondered if I could search while still in blob storage.

Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage
An Azure service that stores unstructured data in the cloud as blobs.
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 44,496 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    anonymous user Welcome to Microsoft Q&A, Thank you posting your query!

    If I understand correctly are you referring: Azure Blob data with blob index tags (preview) If am wrong please correct me
    As datasets get larger, finding a specific object in a sea of data can be difficult. Blob index tags provide data management and discovery capabilities by using key-value index tag attributes. You can categorize and find objects within a single container or across all containers in your storage account. As data requirements change, objects can be dynamically categorized by updating their index tags. Objects can remain in-place with their current container organization.

    For more information: Refer to this article

    Use blob index tags (preview) to manage and find data on Azure Blob Storage

    Additional information: Index large datasets

    Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.


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