This is under review and will eventually make its way in, at this point we don’t have a time frame for it.
Any news regarding this?
Thanks for the update, Mike R. We are engaged on a massive project, and we are held back from using USQL for a fantastic scenario only because of the lack of support for ORC (or Parquet, though we would rather go for ORC). Unfortunately, until this is implemented, we cannot do the switch to ADLA, as much as we would love to :(
Any update on this? Many HDInsight deployments use ORC to take benefit from the improvements of the Stinger initiative. For the customers like us who are relying on it (and cannot go back for performance reasons) this is severely limiting our scenarios of using USQL to directly access this shared dataset, so it would be fantastic to have this available.
This will be extremely useful for a global solution we are implementing for one of our customers!