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  • Blog Post: Get HDInsight Properties with PowerShell

    Small Bites of Big Data from AzureCAT You’ve created your HDInsight Hadoop clusters and now you want to know exactly what you have out there in Azure. Maybe you want to pull the key information into a repository periodically as a reference for future troubleshooting, comparisons, or billing. Maybe you...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Azure PowerShell Cmdlets–Subscription Management

    I've started using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets more often to manage virtual machines and HDInsight in Azure. Once you connect to a subscription everything just works. However, the initial steps to get one or more subscriptions configured to be used from your machine or understanding how to change subscription...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Azure cmdlets: Subscription was all Wacky

    I was working on some HDInsight scripts in PowerShell and doing lots of experimenting. I’m not sure what exactly I did but all of a sudden everything stopped working. With lots of interruptions from meetings and chats and lunch…. I couldn’t retrace my steps. Everything seemed to fail on the Azure subscription...
  • Blog Post: Big Data Twitter Demo

    Real-time. Social Sentiment Analysis. Twitter. Cloud. Insights. We have your Big Data buzzwords here! Everyone seems to want to incorporate social sentiment into their business analysis. Well we have the demo for you! Use it for a quick demonstration of what can be done and when the excitement goes...
  • Blog Post: Access Azure Blob Stores from HDInsight

    Small Bites of Big Data Edit Mar 6, 2014: This is no longer necessary for HDInsight - you specify the storage accounts when you create the cluster and the rest happens auto-magically. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cindygross/archive/2013/11/25/your-first-hdinsight-cluster-step-by-step.aspx or http:...
  • Blog Post: Self-Service BI Works!

    When I talk to people about adding self-service BI to their company's environment I generally get a list of reasons why it won't work. Some things I commonly hear: I can't get anyone in IT or on the business side to even try it. The business side doesn't know how to use the technology. This...
  • Blog Post: HDInsight: Jiving about Hadoop and Hive with CAT

    Tomorrow I will be talking about Hive as part of Pragmatic Work's Women in Technology (WIT) month of webcasts. I am proud to be part of this lineup with all these stellar WITs! I encourage my fellow WITs to get more involved in your data community and if you don't already do so start tweeting, blogging...
  • Blog Post: PASS BAC PREVIEW SERIES: SQL Professionals and the World of Self-service BI and Big Data

    Are you excited about the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference? You should be! This conference will offer a wide range of sessions about Microsoft's End to End Business Intelligence (including Self-Service BI), Analytics, Big Data, Architecture, Reporting, Information Delivery, Data Management...
  • Blog Post: HDInsight: Hive Internal and External Tables Intro

    Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM HDInsight is Microsoft's distribution, in partnership with Hortonworks , of Hadoop. Hive is the component of the Hadoop ecosystem that imposes structure on Hadoop data in a way that makes it usable from BI tools that expect rows and columns with defined...
  • Blog Post: Hurricane Sandy Mash-Up: Hive, SQL Server, PowerPivot & Power View

    Small Bites of Big Data Authors : Cindy Gross Microsoft SQLCAT PM, Ed Katibah Microsoft SQLCAT PM Tech Reviewers: Bob Beauchemin Developer Skills Partner at SQLSkills, Jeannine Nelson-Takaki Microsoft Technical Writer, John Sirmon Microsoft SQLCAT PM, Lara Rubbelke Microsoft Technical Architect...
  • Blog Post: Big Data – All Abuzz About Hive at #SQLPASS Summit 2012

    Big Data – All Abuzz About Hive Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM I hope to see you at the #SQLPASS Summit 2012 this week! There are many reasons people come to the PASS Summit – SQL friends, SQL family , networking, great content in 190 sessions, the SQL clinic,...
  • Blog Post: Load SQL Server BCP Data to Hive

    Load SQL Server BCP Data to Hive Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM As you start learning more about Hadoop you may want to take a look at how the same data and queries work for SQL Server and for Hadoop. There are various ways to do this. For now I’ll show you something...
  • Blog Post: What’s all the Buzz about Hadoop and Hive?

    What’s all the Buzz about Hadoop and Hive? Why it Matters for SQL Server Peeps Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM On September 20, 2012 we have another 24 Hours of PASS event! This PASS Summit Preview will give you a taste of what is coming at this year’s PASS...
  • Blog Post: How to Install the PowerShell Cmdlets for Apache™ Hadoop™-based Services for Windows

    How to Install the PowerShell Cmdlets for Apache™ Hadoop™-based Services for Windows Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM UPDATED JUNE 2013 - The very early version of PowerShell cmdlets I discussed below have been replaced - see Managing Your HDInsight Cluster with...
  • Blog Post: Hadoop Hive Error: Could not connect client socket, timed_out

    Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM With the Hadoop on Azure CTP, when you create a Hadoop cluster it expires after a few days to free up the resources for other CTP users. Therefore each time I do a demo or test I am likely to create a new Hadoop cluster. There are a few settings that...
  • Blog Post: Load Data from the Azure DataMarket to Hadoop on Azure - Small Bites of Big Data

    Load Data from the Azure DataMarket to Hadoop on Azure Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM UPDATED Jun 2013: HadoopOnAzure CTP has been replaced by HDInsight Preview which has a different interface and different functionality. Getting Started with Windows Azure HDInsight Service...
  • Blog Post: 24HOP/SQLRally - Fitting Microsoft Hadoop Into Your Enterprise BI Strategy

    24HOP/SQLRally - Fitting Microsoft Hadoop Into Your Enterprise BI Strategy Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM The world of #bigdata and in particular #Hadoop is going mainstream. At 24HOP 2012 I talked about how a SQL Server professional fits into this big data world. ...
  • Blog Post: Using the Pi Estimator Sample on HadoopOnAzure CTP - Small Bites of Big Data

    Using the Pi Estimator Sample on HadoopOnAzure CTP Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM UPDATED Jun 2013: HadoopOnAzure CTP has been replaced with HDInsight Preview. See: How to Run the HDInsight Samples http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/hdinsight/howto-run-samples...
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