Microsoft Big Data at Hadoop Summit

Microsoft Big Data at Hadoop Summit

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We’re excited to be at Hadoop Summit where we will showcase the progress Microsoft is making on Big Data through our partnership with Hortonworks.

Like Hortonworks, Microsoft is committed to an open Big Data platform with full compatibility with Apache Hadoop. At the O’Reilly Strata conference in February we showed how Microsoft is delivering an open Big Data platform in partnership with Hortonworks. Specifically we disclosed that Microsoft and Hortonworks had submitted a formal proposal to contribute back to the Apache Hadoop code base. We also highlighted our alliance with key Hadoop partners such as Karmasphere, Datameer and HStreaming who had ported their tools to run on Windows.

We continue to make steady progress on our Big Data vision. Since Strata, we shipped the second preview of Hadoop on Windows Azure that supports JavaScript as a first class language on Hadoop, provides disaster recovery for the Name Node and support for third party advanced analytics frameworks like Mahout and Pegasus. This is in addition to the Hive Add-in for Excel and Hive ODBC Driver that allows customers to analyze unstructured data with Excel or Microsoft BI tools like PowerPivot or SQL Server Analysis Services. We also launched SQL Server 2012 with new user-friendly BI tools like Power View for stunning visualizations and data exploration.

Microsoft Big Data will offer customers:

  • Actionable insights to all users through familiar tools like Office and SharePoint.
  • The simplicity of Windows, enabling customers to easily manage data of any type or size.
  • The opportunity to enrich their data by connecting to the world’s data and services. We do this with services like Windows Azure Marketplace that offers data from trusted providers (e.g. US Census Bureau, D&B, United Nations, etc.), applications and smart algorithms to unlock hidden value in their data. Our SQL Azure labs such as “Social Analytics” also enable customers to enrich their data with data from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • An Enterprise-ready Hadoop-based distribution offering high security through integration with Active Directory and better manageability through integration with System Center

We are excited to be part of Hadoop Summit and the release of Hortonworks Data Platform 1.0. Microsoft and Hortonworks are committed to accelerating adoption of Hadoop by simplifying its deployment and management, and making it Enterprise-ready. To learn more about Microsoft Big Data visit

Hortonworks Data Platform 1.0

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