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Pro Microsoft HDInsight: Hadoop on Windows by Debarchan Sarkar

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CHAPTER 3

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Provisioning Your HDInsight Service Cluster

The HDInsight Service brings you the simplicity of deploying and managing your Hadoop clusters in the cloud, and it enables you to do that in a matter of just a few minutes. Enterprises can now free themselves of the considerable cost and effort of configuring, deploying, and managing Hadoop clusters for their data-mining needs. As a part of its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings, HDInsight also provides a cost-efficient approach to managing and storing data. The HDInsight Service uses Windows Azure blob storage as the default file system.

 Note  An Azure storage account is required ...

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