MapR-based Hadoop Clusters Coming to the Azure Marketplace

Microsoft is committed to continuous innovation to make Azure the best cloud platform for running hyper-scale big data projects. This includes an existing Hadoop-as-a-service solution, Azure HDInsight, a hyper-scale repository for big data, Azure Data Lake, and Hadoop infrastructure-as-a-service offerings from Hortonworks and Cloudera. This week, Hortonworks also announced their most recent milestone with Hortonworks… Read more

Guest Blog: Delivering Transformational Outcomes with Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3

Guest post by Rohit Bakhshi, Product Manager at Hortonworks Inc. Over the past two quarters, Hortonworks has been able to attract over 200 new customers.  We are feeding the hunger our customers have shown for Open Enterprise Hadoop over the past two years.  We are seeing truly transformational business outcomes delivered through the use of Hadoop… Read more

The Best of Both Worlds: Top Benefits and Scenarios for Hybrid Hadoop, from On-Premises to the Cloud

Historically, Hadoop has been a platform for big data that you either deploy on-premises with your own hardware or in the cloud and managed by a hosting vendor. Deploying on-premises affords you specific benefits, like control and flexibility over your deployment.  But the cloud provides other benefits like elastic scale, fast time to value, and… Read more

Cloudera Selects Azure as a Preferred Cloud Platform

We are working to make Azure the best cloud platform for big data, including Apache Hadoop. To accomplish this, we deliver a comprehensive set of solutions such as our Hadoop-based solution Azure HDInsight and managed data services from partners, including Hortonworks. Last week Hortonworks  announced the most recent milestone in our partnership and yesterday we… Read more

Microsoft announces real-time analytics in Hadoop and new ML capabilities in Marketplace

This morning at Strata + Hadoop World, Microsoft announced the preview of Apache Storm clusters inside HDInsight as well as new machine learning capabilities in the Azure Marketplace. Apache Storm is an open source project in the Hadoop ecosystem which gives users access to an event-processing analytics platform that can reliably process millions of events…. Read more

Microsoft releases HDInsight for Hadoop 2.4 And Gains 100x Performance Increase

Yesterday, at the Hadoop Summit, Microsoft announced that Azure HDInsight now supports Hadoop 2.4.  This is the next release of our 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Microsoft Azure. In conjunction with Hortonworks recent release of HDP 2.1 as a Hadoop on Windows offering and Analytics Platform System as a Hadoop and data warehousing appliance,… Read more

Microsoft updates its Hadoop cloud solution

Hadoop Summit kicked of today in San Jose, and T. K. Rengarajan, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Data Platform, delivered a keynote presentation where he shared Microsoft’s approach to big data and the work we are doing to make Hadoop accessible in the cloud. At the event, we also announced that Azure HDInsight, our Hadoop-based service… Read more

Microsoft Brings Innovations From SQL Server To Hadoop With Stinger

Over the last two years, Microsoft has been sharing our progress in Big Data by working to bring Hadoop to the masses through the simplicity and manageability of Windows and Azure. In 2012, Microsoft communicated our expanded partnership with Hortonworks by making Hortonworks Data Platform the core of our Hadoop solution on-premise and in the… Read more

Hortonworks Makes HDP 2.0 for Windows Server Generally Available

Today, Hortonworks announced the general availability of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.0 for Windows.  This is the next release of the industry’s only 100% Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. With Windows Server leading all operating system  in usage share (two out of every three servers run Windows Server), HDP 2.0 for Windows dramatically broadens the… Read more

Gartner BI Summit 2013: Bringing Hadoop to the Enterprise

Gartner’s annual Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit kicked off earlier today where we are focused on sharing our perspective and solutions with customers, partners and industry leaders interested in big data and business intelligence. Later this week, we’ll also be at the GigaOM Structure event. While we’re out attending all these industry events, our engineering… Read more