Registering an Azure Blob Data Source

Before synchronizing files from an external Azure Blob database to EnOS HDFS, or using the Data Archiving service to store archive files in the Azure Blob database, you need to register the data source to specify the cloud region where the database sits in Azure, the storage account and password to access the Blob database, and other information about the data source.

This sections shows the steps to register an Azure Blob data source in EnOS.


  1. In the EnOS Management Console, click Data Source Registration from the left navigation menu.

  2. Click Add Data Source and provide the following information.

    • Data Source Type: Select BLOB.

    • Data Source Name: Enter a name for the data source. The maximum length is 50 characters and can be a combination of the following characters.

      • a through z
      • A through Z
      • 0 through 9
      • _ (underscore)
      • -(hyphen)

    • Authentication Method: Select Account Name + Account Key or SAS Token

    • Data Source Description: Enter a description for the data source.

    • Storage Domain: Select a storage domain.

    • Account Name: Enter the storage account to access the Blob database.

    • Account Key/SAS Token: Depending on the authentication method, enter the account key of the storage account or SAS Token used to sign requests sent to the Blob object store.

  3. Click Test to test the data source connection.

  4. Click Done to save the configuration.


The data source will be shown in the Data Source Registration table.

Next Step

When the connection is successfully established, you can configure a data synchronization job to synchronize files from the external Blob database to EnOS HDFS. You can also synchronize structured data files stored on a Blob object store to Hive. For more information, see Data Synchronization.

You can also configure a data archiving job to archive asset data and store the archive files in the target Blob database. For more information, see Configuring Data Archiving Jobs.