Difference between Azure Data Explorer and Azure Storage Explorer

Azure Data Explorer is a managed data analytics service that enables users to store and process data on Azure. Let’s have a look at the main differences between Azure Data Explorer and Azure Storage Explorer:

Azure Data ExplorerAzure Storage Explorer
Managed ServiceOn-prem application
Accessible through browserInstallation required
Works with Cosmos DBWorks with Cosmos DB, ADLS Gen2, Queues, File and Blob storage
Optimized for streaming data e.g. IoT hub, Event Hub, website clickstream etc.Can handle all types of data
Supports Kusto Query Language, a modified version of SQLSupports SQL and other ways to access data

While Azure Storage Explorer remains the primary data management tool on Azure, having a separate managed tool in Azure Data Explorer for streaming data shows the importance of streaming data in the current data analytics landscape.

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