CHAPTER 1

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Introducing HDInsight

HDInsight is Microsoft’s distribution of “Hadoop on Windows.” Microsoft has embraced Apache Hadoop to provide business insight to all users interested in tuning raw data into meaning by analyzing all types of data, structured or unstructured, of any size. The new Hadoop-based distribution for Windows offers IT professionals ease of use by simplifying the acquisition, installation and configuration experience of Hadoop and its ecosystem of supporting projects in Windows environment. Thanks to smart packaging of Hadoop and its toolset, customers can install and deploy Hadoop in hours instead of days using the user-friendly ...

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