Provision an HDInsight Cluster with Tez as Default Hive Execution Engine

There is a lot you can do with Hadoop but I primarily use it to store data I want to loosely explore.  This means that I focus on working with data via Hive and the easiest way for me to bring up a cluster for this kind of work is to fire up Azure HDInsight….

Creating a Demo Power BI Data Gateway using an Azure Virtual Machine

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Before getting into the topic of this post, I want to clarify that what I am describing here is an UNSUPPORTED configuration.  There are very specific reasons I am setting up my environment in the manner described below, and anyone repeating these steps should understand that they are accepting all responsibility for…