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HamidBee
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Is anyone here using KQL instead of SQL to query data? If so why?

Is anyone here using KQL instead of SQL to query data? If so why?. I'm trying to understand what the benefits are over using SQL.

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AndySteinke
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I use it on an ad-hoc basis to query Log Analytics data and intend to use it to import from log analytics / other streaming stores.  I use it because there isn't really a SQL option available.  The syntax is easy but it makes you appreciate the set based nature of "real" SQL - KQL is more of a "pipeline" type of syntax and it turns out that working with sets is quite useful!

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