Lesson 7 – Getting started with Microsoft Fabric Lakehouse

This blog serves as a guide to help you kickstart your journey and explore Microsoft Fabric Lakehouse. Within Microsoft Fabric, the option to create a lakehouse is available in any premium-tier workspace. Once created, you can effortlessly import data from various sources, like local files, databases, or APIs. And also, you have the option to automate this data loading using tools like Data Factory Pipelines or Dataflows (Gen2) in Microsoft Fabric.

Ways to create a lakehouse

You have several options to initiate the lakehouse creation process

1From Workspace

  • In the workspace view, click on “New,” then select “More Options” from the dropdown list.
  • Choose “Lakehouse (preview)” under the Data Engineering option.
  • A prompt window will appear; type the desired name for the lakehouse you want to create and click “Create”.

2. Create Menu

Initiate the process via the “Create” menu found in the left pane of the workspace window.

  • Click on “Create” then choose “Lakehouse (preview)” A window will pop up, just like before, asking you to enter the name you want for the lakehouse you’re creating.
  • After creating the lakehouse, you’ll be directed to the Lakehouse Editor page, where you can begin loading and working with data.