HDInsight HBase: 9 things you must do to get great HBase performance

Cross post from ADL blog This post is based on learnings from numerous  HDInsight HBase customer interactions. HBase is a fantastic high end NoSql BigData machine that gives you many options to get great performance, there are no shortage of levers that you can’t tweak to further optimize it. Below is the general list of impact-full considerations…


HDInsight -New self-paced trainings and labs on Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Spark & Storm

cross post from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredatalake/2016/08/28/hdinsight-new-self-paced-trainings-and-labs/ This week Microsoft Learning Experiences released/updated 3 HDInsight courses ( These are free , $49 if you need a course Certificate) Create HDInsight cluster Processing Big Data with Azure HDInsight Start course More and more organizations are taking on the challenge of analyzing big data. This course teaches you how to…


My Personal FAQ on HDInsight HBase & Phoenix

I will keep this page updated with HDinsight HBase/ Phoenix related commonly asked questions. You can leave comments/questions on this blog as well as follow me on twitter Follow @ashishth Official channel to provide HDInsight related feedback and make feature requests is here What is the advantage of using HBase in Azure HDinight? Azure HDInsight HBase…

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HDInsight:- Attach additional Azure storage accounts to the cluster

HDInsight supports a notion of the default file system. The default file system implies a default scheme and authority. It can also be used to resolve relative paths. During the HDInsight creation process, an Azure Storage account and a specific Azure Blob storage container from that account is designated as the default file system. In…

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Azure HDInsight HBase – A NoSql database like no other

Apache HBase is an open source NoSQL database that provides real-time read/write access to large data-sets. Facebook’s Message infrastructure, Apples Siri, Bloomberg’s price history service and world’s largest biometric identity system in india called Aadhar all running on HBase. HBase has fantastic track record of being very successful for highest level of data scale needs,…


Milliman – Going “BIG” in the Cloud with Microsoft

It’s great to see the innovation that Milliman are driving in the cloud. Paul Maher, CTO – Integrate & MG-ALFA at Milliman, and ex-colleague of mine at Microsoft is leading the Product Development team building Integrate™. Paul Maher began his career at a small actuarial firm in the U.K., building pension software, and transitioned to…

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Windows 10 – App to App communication in Universal Windows Applications

Windows 10 provides many techniques that developers can use for inter- app communications. Publisher Cache Folders is one such technique. The idea is that A publisher can have multiple applications in Windows Store and they may share common data , settings and other artifacts that could be leveraged across multiple applications. While using Publisher Cache…


Windows Phone 8.1– Hardware Back Button & WebView

Webview is excellent control to display html contents within your Windows Phone 8.1 Application. One challenge that I came across while working on an app was how to implement Go Back functionality in conjunction with hardware back button. Please note that to maintain a consistent user experience, the Back button must only be used for…

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WinRT ScrollViewer – Find scroll position (Top or Bottom)

While building Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 or Universal Windows 8.1 applications I needed to find scroll position(e.g. – scroll position is at the top or you are at the bottom) I also saw this question posted at many forums so decided to put together a small sample. In WPF, we have ScrollViewer.ScrollChanged event which doesn’t…

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New Azure tooling for IntelliJ IDEA

  We’ve had first class support for JAVA in Azure for quite some time, and there are thousands of developers and ISV’s already running their JAVA workloads in Azure. Over the last few years, IntelliJ IDEA has become a popular tool among JAVA developers to the point that many of the enterprise developers and partners…

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