Geospatial Queries Using Hive

During one recent engagement, I was helping my customer align ETL activities that were originally developed using SQL Server and T-SQL with the capabilities that were available using Hadoop and Hive. Most of the translations where straight-forward but when asked about geospatial support in Hive I was admittedly stumped. After full disclosure to the customer…


Ooooh I’m Telling: Doing Swear Word Analysis with Storm on HDInsight

As promised, this is the first of three (maybe more) posts that will present an end-to-end example to showcase the distributed streaming capabilities of the Apache Storm project. This first post will provide an introduction to the project and an overview of all the moving pieces. Please note that I will not be getting into…

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Hello…..Azure Data Factory!

Overview The boundaries between on-premise and cloud-born data continue to blur with more and more organization moving to hybrid data landscapes. The blurring of these lines introduces a number of complexities from data locality, to scale and even the diversity of the data which we must consume and processed. To meet these challenges head-on, Microsoft…