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HDInsight Essentials - Second Edition by Rajesh Nadipalli

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Other alternatives for analysis

The Hadoop ecosystem has several other specialized tools and projects for data analysis that might be applicable for your use case. I'll mention a few popular open source tools to be considered.

RHadoop

R is a language created for statisticians and has over 2 million users. RHadoop is a set of R packages that run on Hadoop, which are as follows:

  • rmr package provides interface to MapReduce using R code
  • rhdfs package provides interface to HDFS with R
  • rhbase package is required if HBase is used
  • plyrmr package has common data manipulation functions
  • ravro package allows reading and writing to files in an avro format

With RHadoop, data scientists can explore the Data Lake, perform regression analysis to predict the future, identify ...

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