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Azure HDInsight – Introduction to Microsoft Azure HDInsight

We have seen the basics of big data in the Big Data Basics Series and this series received an overwhelming response from the readers. Continuing the Big Data journey, I have put together a presentation on Introduction to Microsoft Azure HDInsight which is Microsoft’s Hadoop Distribution in the Azure Cloud. In this presentation, following concepts have been covered:

  • What is Big Data
  • What is Hadoop
  • Hadoop Distributions
  • Choosing a Hadoop Distribution
  • Overview of Azure HDInsight
  • Architecture of Azure HDInsight
  • Microsoft’s Data Platform and Enterprise BI Ecosystem
  • Why Choose Azure HDInsight
  • HDInsight Use Cases
  • Typical HDInsight Implementation
  • Further Reading and Learning Resources

To continue reading, go through this presentation.

Until next time, happy learning!

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Getting Started with HDInsight – Part 3 – Creating an HDInsight Cluster in Microsoft Azure Cloud

Continuing the Getting Started with HDInsight series, let us get started with some hands-on. Now that we have gained sufficient ground in the Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, in Part 3, we will take a look at the following aspects of HDInsight and work through a series of steps to create a cluster.

  • Creating an HDInsight Cluster with the Azure Management Portal
  • Creating an HDInsight Cluster with Windows Azure PowerShell

In these two different approaches, we will create an Azure Storage Account followed by an HDInsight cluster. Please note the following pre-requisites before getting started with this article:

To be able to create an Azure HDInsight Cluster, we need an active Windows Azure Subscription. If you do not have one, you can sign up for a free trial here: Windows Azure – Free one-month trial.

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Getting Started with HDInsight – Part 3 – Creating an HDInsight Cluster in Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Stay tuned for more articles in this series!

Getting Started with HDInsight – Part 1 – Introduction to HDInsight

After the success of my Big Data Basics series, I was thinking of writing about HDInsight and I finally started with the Getting Started with HDInsight series.

In Part 1 of Getting Started with HDInsight series, we will take a look at the following aspects of HDInsight:

  • Difference between a Typical Hadoop and a Typical HDInsight Architectures
  • Benefits of using Azure Blob Storage with HDInsight
  • Different Ways of Deploying Hadoop on Microsoft’s Azure Cloud
    • Manual Deployment
    • Azure HDInsight Deployment

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Getting Started with HDInsight – Part 1 – Introduction to HDInsight.

Stay tuned for more articles in this series!