HDInsight : BUILD Hive Lab is available now

Got some time to learn Big Data Technologies? How about starting with Hive which is considered the de facto standard for SQL queries in Hadoop We just released  HDInsight labs used during the BUILD conference code challenge. You will need 2 things to run these labs 1- HDInsight Cluster – How to create? 2- Step by Step Instructions…


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


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


HDInsight HBase: How to Improve HBase cluster restart time by Flushing tables?

This blog is written by Nitin Verma, Sr. Software Engineer, HDInsight. Do you restart or re-create your HDInsight HBase clusters often? and wished restart/re-create times were faster? if yes, please read on- This blog introduces a new script for HDInsight HBase service through which you can flush the MemStore of all HBase tables conveniently. The script…


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 use the Hadoop technologies…


HDinsight – How to use Spark-HBase connector?

Apache Spark is an open-source parallel processing framework that supports in-memory processing to boost the performance of big-data analytic applications. Azure HDInsight offers a fully managed Spark service with many benefits. Apache HBase is an open Source No SQL Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, big data store. It provides real-time read/write access to large datasets….

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