The Apache Hadoop project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.  If you’re looking for guidance on deploying a Hadoop cluster on Windows Azure, then be sure to check out the latest blog post, “Hadoop in Azure”, by Microsoft Principal Architect Mario Kosmiskas.  In this post, he demonstrates how to create a typical cluster with a Name Node, a Job Tracker and a customizable number of Slaves. He also outlines how to dynamically change the number of Slaves using the Windows Azure Management Portal.

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