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Pro Microsoft HDInsight: Hadoop on Windows by Debarchan Sarkar

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CHAPTER 2

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Understanding Windows Azure HDInsight Service

Implementing a Big Data solution is cumbersome and involves significant deployment cost and effort at the beginning to set up the entire ecosystem. It can be a tricky decision for any company to invest such a huge amount of money and resources, especially if that company is merely trying to evaluate a Big Data solution, or if they are unsure of the value that a Big Data solution may bring to the business.

Microsoft offers the Windows Azure HDInsight service as part of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offering. This arrangement relieves businesses from setting up and maintaining ...

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