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The (Microsoft) world has changed during the last year. A CEO of Microsoft saying "We love Linux" – unthinkable a few years back. One major pushing factor – Azure. Especially with the hype called "Big Data" Linux has taken up in the Microsoft world. Running Hadoop on Windows Server (HDInsight) was just the first step. The recent release of HDInsight running on Linux brings Hadoop "home". To give you an easy start Chervine has created Azure HDInsight on Linux. He starts with the things you need to get started, such as a SSH client. Next up is the creation of the cluster itself. To prove everything works just fine a connection is made to the cluster to fire up a Hive query.
If you want to get started with HDInsight running on Linux the fast way, this article definitely is for you!