Azure #HDInsight @Microsoft Openness Day

I will be speaking at Microsoft Openness day on December 5th. Register here Session Abstract: Hadoop, Kafka, Spark and NoSQL solutions have emerged as the most appropriate open source technologies for data processing at massive scale and cost effectively. Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s OSS analytics offering available to Azure customers since 2013. It is a…


Exposing Hive!

I sat down with Justin Scott (Application Development Manager at Microsoft working with our top customers) to talk about Apache Hive and where it’s heading. You can listen to channel 9 podcast now


Azure HDInsight 3.6 – Five things that will make a data developer happy

Working with Hive, I regularly find myself staring at a csv/tsv/json files wondering where to start…. Hive View 2.0 is a new Web Experience in HDInsight 3.6 that greatly simplifies many common Hive Tasks and makes it easy to author and debug hive queries. In this post, we will look into 5 key feature that…


Hive Metastore in HDInsight –Tips, Tricks & Best Practices

When you create a Hive table, the table definition (column names, data types, comments, etc.) are stored in the Hive Metastore. Hive Metastore is critical part of Hadoop architecture as it acts as a central schema repository which can be used by other access tools like Spark, Interactive Hive (LLAP), Presto, Pig and many other…


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…


Apache HBase/Phoenix – Tips , Tricks & Best Practices in Azure HDInsight

We will keep this page updated with HDInsight HBase/ Phoenix related commonly asked questions. You can leave comments/questions on this blog. Also, official channel to provide HDInsight related feedback and make feature requests is here What is the advantage of using HBase in Azure HDInsight? Azure HDInsight HBase – A NoSql database like no other  …

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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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