Uploading large files to Windows Azure Blob Storage using Python

In my last post, I shown some simple examples of uploading files to Blob Storage directly from the Linux command-line using the Windows Azure Python SDK. There is a limitation with this simple method: you cannot upload file larger than 64 MB without using a block-based upload approach, that will let you upload files up…

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How to interact with Windows Azure Blob Storage from Linux using Python

We have many Windows Azure SDKs that you can use on Linux to access Windows Azure Blob Storage and upload or download files, all hosted on GitHub. For example, you could write scripts in Python or Node.JS to upload files to Blob storage. If you just want to interact with Windows Azure Storage from the…

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Analyzing page view logs using Pig on Windows Azure HDInsight

In this article, I would like to take you through the steps to run your first Pig script on a significant dataset, using the new public preview of Windows Azure HDInsight, our distribution of Apache Hadoop made available as a service in the Cloud. The Dataset First, let’s discuss the dataset: I think Pig is…

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