All your HBase are belong to us
Friends, coders, beta testers – lend me your data!
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.
For more reference, please review the linked blog posts:
- SQL Server Data Platform Insider: Availability of Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Hadoop based Service on Windows Azure
- SQLCAT blog: Helping to make Hadoop easier by going Metro!
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.
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!