CHAPTER 12

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Building and Managing Azure HDInsight Clusters

Big data is at the foundation of all of the megatrends that are happening today, from social to mobile to the cloud to gaming.

—Chris Lynch, the ex-CEO of Vertica Systems

Data size has massively exploded, and with more and more terabytes generated every day, normal relational database systems cannot keep up. Now, we have what is called big data. It is a must to find faster solutions to process these massive volumes of data.

Big data processing solutions simply break the data into blocks, distributed across a cluster of nodes, which then process the data on each node in parallel, to finally ...

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