An Azure Elephant Never Forgets…

All your HBase are belong to us

Friends, coders, beta testers – lend me your data!

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We have more tag lines like that all within the Hadoop on Azure portal!  Click on the image so you can check out the Hadoop on Azure video by clicking on the link – in addition to funky electronica, it showcases how you can integrate Hadoop, Hive, Pig Latin, Hadoop Javascript, Azure DataMarket, and Excel!

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After over the past eight months of working with the Isotope Development team led by Alexander Stojanovic (@stojanovic) – the Founder and General Manager of Hadoop on Windows and Azure – I’m proud to personally announce the that Hadoop on Azure is available for Community Technology Preview.

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For more reference, please review the linked blog posts:

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But what’s great about all of this effort is that we’re not just about making Hadoop performant on the Windows platform, integrating it with the Microsoft stack so that Open Source and Microsoft technologies can work better together, or making our distribution integrate many other cool technologies (more on this later).  We’re also making it easier.  As noted in the SQLCAT blog post, we build a Metro UI so you can easily work with Hadoop in the cloud whether you are an Apache Hadoop expert, Microsoft BI / DW specialist, Information Worker, or wanna-be-geek.

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What’s even cooler is that below is a screenshot of the same Hadoop on Azure Metro UI running on my iPad. Isn’t it cool that i can spin up a multi-node Hadoop cluster in the cloud and run Hive / Pig-Latin / Javascript MR queries – all from my iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, etc.!

We have more to do – Hadoop on Windows is next on the docket – and lots of other cool integrations.  But being there from almost the beginning, it’s great to see something so amazing released in such short amount of time!

Thanks!

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  1. Pingback: Bringing It All Together In The Cloud and Excel « Chris Webb's BI Blog

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