Posted by: kurtsh | October 30, 2013

RELEASE: Windows Azure HDInsight (Hadoop for Cloud)

imageAs announced on the SQL Server blog:

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure HDInsight, its cloud-based distribution of Hadoop. Further expanding on Microsoft’s big data strategy, Microsoft CVP Quentin Clark will deliver a keynote at O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World tomorrow, where he will discuss Microsoft’s vision to democratize big data by providing easy to use tools and a unified data platform. Clark further detailed this approach in a post on the Official Microsoft Blog.

Here’s links to the announcement and where to Get Started:


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