Microsoft HDInsight On Linux Generally Available Now

Microsoft recently unveiled its Azure Data Lake that not only seems big data being part of everyone and everywhere and part of the announcement was the general availability of HDInsight on Linux. The step is a strong statement by Microsoft towards the openness and support to open source software and technologies. Now Azure HDInsight support Ubuntu Linux and Hadoop.

What Is HDInsight

From HDInsight documentation:

HDInsight is Microsoft’s Hadoop-based service that brings a 100% Apache Hadoop solution to the cloud. HDInsight gives you the ability to gain the full value of Big Data with a modern, cloud-based data platform that manages data of any type, whether structured or unstructured, and of any size.

With HDInsight you can seamlessly store and process data of all types through Microsoft’s modern data platform, which provides simplicity, ease of management, and an open Enterprise-ready Hadoop service all running in the cloud. You can analyze your Hadoop data with PowerPivot, Power View and other Microsoft BI tools, thanks to integration with Microsoft data platform.

HDInsight enables simple and straightforward installation of your Hadoop clusters. You can accelerate the deployment with the cloud by deploying a Hadoop cluster on Windows Azure in minutes instead of days or weeks. Use simple web-based tools and APIs to interact with and monitor your cluster.

HDInsight allows you to quickly create a Hadoop cluster scaled to fit your demand, when you need it, run your analysis, and shut down the cluster when you are done – leading to cost savings only possible on a cloud environment.

What is Hadoop in HDInsight?

Azure HDInsight deploys and provisions Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud, providing a software framework designed to manage, analyze, and report on big data with high reliability and availability. HDInsight uses the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Hadoop distribution. Hadoop often refers to the entire Hadoop ecosystem of components, which includes Storm and HBase clusters, as well as other technologies under the Hadoop umbrella. See Overview of the Hadoop ecosystem on HDInsight below for details.

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Getting Started

You can create HDInsight Linux cluster when you login to your Azure portal. Select HDInishgt and in the clusters, you will see HADOOP, HBASE, STORM, SPART PREVIEW, and LINUX.