Why Microsoft is committed to Hadoop and Hortonworks

Why Microsoft is committed to Hadoop and Hortonworks (a buest post at Hortonworks by Microsoft’s Dave Campbell).

From the post:

Last February at Strata Conference in Santa Clara we shared Microsoft’s progress on Big Data, specifically working to broaden the adoption of Hadoop with the simplicity and manageability of Windows and enabling customers to easily derive insights from their structured and unstructured data through familiar tools like Excel.

Hortonworks is a recognized pioneer in the Hadoop Community and a leading contributor to the Apache Hadoop project, and that’s why we’re excited to announce our expanded partnership with Hortonworks to give customers access to an enterprise-ready distribution of Hadoop that is 100 percent compatible with Windows Server and Windows Azure. To provide customers with access to this Hadoop compatibility, yesterday we also released new previews of Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows and Windows Azure HDInsight Service, our Hadoop-based solutions for Windows Server and Windows Azure.

With this expanded partnership, the Hadoop community will reap the following benefits of Hadoop on Windows:

  • Insights to all users from all data:….
  • Enterprise-ready Hadoop with HDInsight:….
  • Simplicity of Windows for Hadoop:….
  • Extend your data warehouse with Hadoop:….
  • Seamless Scale and Elasticity of the Cloud:….

This is a very exciting milestone, and we hope you’ll join us for the ride as we continue partnering with Hortonworks to democratize big data. Download HDInsight today at Microsoft.com/BigData.

See Dave’s post for the details on “benefits of Hadoop on Windows” and then like the man says:

Download HDInsight today at Microsoft.com/BigData.

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