Azure Data Share is a fully managed service, with no infrastructure to set up will meet big data demands to share data with third-party companies.
Instead of using FTP, dropbox or onedrive for example. Azure Data sharing allows sharing of data via the Azure portal.
Summary of how Azure Data is shared between the Data Provider and the Data consumer.
Create a Data Share
Select the dataset type, Azure Blob Storage, Azure Data Lake (further dataset types will be announced in the future)
Navigate to the object you would like to share
Enter in the email addresses of your Data Consumer
Choose if you’d like your data consumer to be able to get incremental updates of your data, enable the snapshot schedule
Check your inbox for an invitation from your data provider
View invitation to see your invitation in Azure portal
Check the box to indicate you agree
Select an existing Data Share account that you’d like to accept your data share into
Trigger snapshot. Here, you can trigger a full or incremental snapshot of your data. If it is your first time receiving data from your data provider, select full copy
Open the storage account to view the received data
Azure Data Share has the potential for data sharing to be easy and safe for industry. Financial services software provider Finastra has integrated the new service with their open platform called FusionFabric.cloud. This enables the distribution of data to application developers.