Hadoop on Windows deployment options

Apache Hadoop can be deployed on Windows either on physical servers or in the cloud. This section reviews the various options for Hadoop on Windows.

Microsoft Azure HDInsight Service

Microsoft Azure is a cloud solution that allows one to rent, compute, and store resources on-demand for the duration of a project. HDInsight is a service that utilizes these elastic services and allows us to quickly create a Hadoop cluster for big data processing. HDInsight cluster is completely integrated with low-cost Blob storage and allows other programs to directly leverage data in Blob storage.

HDInsight Emulator

Microsoft HDInsight Emulator for Azure is a single node Hadoop cluster with key components installed and configured ...

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