Getting started with the HDInsight PowerShell tools and SDK

Hi, my name is Azim and I work on the Big Data Support Team at Microsoft. If you have had a chance to read an earlier post by Dharshana, you may have seen how we can submit Hive query using the HDInsight PowerShell tools. In this blog, we will cover some basics of the HDInsight…

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Get Started with Hive on HDInsight

Hi, my name is Dharshana and I work on the Big Data Support Team at Microsoft. As covered in the earlier post by Dan from our team, HDInsight provides a very easy to use interface to provision a Hadoop cluster with a few clicks and interact with the cluster programmatically. In this blog post, we…


The HDInsight Support Team is Open for Business

Hi, my name is Dan and I work on the HDInsight Support Team at Microsoft. This week the Azure HDInsight Service reached the General Availability (GA) milestone and the HDInsight support team is officially open for business! Azure HDInsight is a 100% Apache compatible Hadoop distribution available on Windows Azure. Instead of building our own…

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We’ll be at SQL Saturday BI Edition #237 in Charlotte, NC

We have several engineers attending and presenting at SQL Saturday BI Edition #237 this Saturday 10/19/2013 in Matthews, NC (Just down the road from Charlotte for those folks attending the PASS Summit). Rick Hallihan and Bill Carroll will be presenting an overview of the Windows Azure HDInsight service, and Dan Shaver and Gregory Suarez will…

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Welcome to the Big Data Support Blog

This is the official home of the Microsoft Big Data Support team. We will be writing about the new HDInsight Service, Hadoop, Support and other big data topics. Feel free to post comments and questions – we want to hear from you. We are just getting started here, so check back as we get the…

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