What you need for this book
For this book, the following are the prerequisites:
- To build an HDInsight cluster using the Azure cloud service, you will need an Azure account and a laptop with Windows Remote Desktop software to connect to the cluster
- For Excel-based exercises, you will need Office 2013/Excel 2013/Office 365 ProPlus/Office 2010 Professional Plus
- For HDInsight Emulator, which is suited for local development, you will need a Windows laptop with one of these operating systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1/Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1/Windows 8/Windows Server 2012.