Let there be Windows Azure HDInsight

Windows Azure HDInsight Service, formerly known as Hadoop on Windows Azure,  is now available inside the Windows Azure Preview portal.  Hadoop-based big data tools are what I call the WMD(P), or Weapons of Mass Data Processing. (You heard it here first!)  This is a very exciting development, and I would like to take a moment to recognize the great work our HDInsight…

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Hadoop On WindowsAzure Updated

HadoopOnAzure allows a user to run Hadoop on Microsoft Windows Azure as a service.  It is currently in private CTP with limited capacity, and by invitation only.  We did add more capacity today, you may attempt to sign up this free service at https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=13697  Please allow one week for us to approve your invitation. To get…

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