Microsoft Azure Offers Hadoop-as-a-service to China

Posted by Openness Team

Today Microsoft announced the availability of Azure HDInsight for all customers in China as a public preview, making it the first global cloud provider to have a cloud Hadoop offering publicly available in China.

Azure HDInsight is a 100% Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud with the ability to process big data volumes from unstructured and semi-structured sources. Both local Chinese organizations and multi-national corporations with offices in China can now spin up a Hadoop cluster within minutes. 

Check out the SQL Server blog for more on this release and to learn about how Blackball, a Taiwanese Tea and Dessert restaurant chain, is improving its business analytics.

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