Deploying Cloudera CDH on Windows Azure Virtual Machines using Cloudera Manager

Updated 3/20/2014 to use the latest version of the command-line tool. Introduction In this tutorial, I would like to show you how to install CDH, the Cloudera Hadoop distribution on Windows Azure Virtual Machines, using their automated installer and management toold called Cloudera Manager. For this tutorial, since we will be deploying the platform on…

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How to use the Windows Azure Service Management API from cURL to create Virtual Machines

Recently a partner asked me for some simples examples of using the Windows Azure Management API from that most universal Swiss army knife of HTTP debug tools, namely the infamous cURL. Specifically, he was looking for an example of how to create a Linux machine from the command line using just cURL. There is already…

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Java sample application for Windows Azure

I have published on GitHub the source code for a very simple Java Web application, that includes all the basic building blocks you would need to start developing a “real” Java application for Windows Azure. It takes the form of an Eclipse project that contains the following elements: A “classic” JSP application (very 20th century…

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Configuring an IIS 7 front-end for Apache Tomcat, using AppCmd.exe

I wanted to automate as much as possible the process of configuring the Apache Tomcat Redirector for IIS 7. You can find detailed how-to documents describing how to configure the ISAPI filter manually, but I couldn’t find any ready-made scripts to automate the process using IIS 7’s AppCmd command. My goal is eventually to get…

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Microsoft acquiert Teamprise pour intégrer TFS en environnement Java

Pour démarrer sur le thème Interopérabilité, Microsoft a annoncé aujourd’hui l’acquisition des technologies Teamprise auprès de SourceGear, propriétaire de ces composants. Les composants Teamprise permettent aux développeurs en environnement Java, qu’ils utilisent Windows, Linux ou Mac OS, d’utiliser un serveur TFS (Team Foundation Server) pour gérer le cycle de développement de leurs applications, comme par…

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