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Microsoft’s Big Data Strategy

A number of people thought that Microsoft was not paying much attention to the Big Data space and that all developments were happening in the Linux platform. Well, Microsoft was working in the background and exploring ways to provide these offerings using the familiar Microsoft tools. Below is an overview of the various components in the Microsoft’s Hadoop offering:

Big Data Strategy

Below is a summary of the Hadoop components and it’s integration with the Microsoft ecosystem:

  • Microsoft ported Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to Windows and is offering that as a service called HDInsight
  • HDInsight runs as a service on Windows Azure and the HDInsight Server runs on Windows
  • New Javascript libraries to integrate .NET programming with Hadoop
  • ODBC Driver to Hive for analyzing data in Hadoop
  • System Center extensions for managing Hadoop clusters
  • Hadoop connectors for SQL Server
Niraj Tenany

About Niraj Tenany

Niraj is Chief Executive Officer and a Co-founder of Netwoven, responsible for the strategic vision and direction. Niraj has been working with Fortune 500 companies to implement large-scale enterprise systems for the past 25 years.

Prior to founding Netwoven, Niraj led a profitable Enterprise Applications Consulting Practice at Microsoft. His team implemented large scale deployments of enterprise applications like Siebel, Ariba, and SAP with Fortune 500 customers. Niraj’s team also led the design and implementation of OLAP solutions based on the Microsoft platform. Prior to joining Microsoft, Niraj led a profitable Business Intelligence Consulting practice with Oracle Consulting Services.

Niraj has also worked with startup organizations in senior management positions. Niraj was the Director of Consulting Services at Zaplet, a Kleiner Perkins funded company.

Niraj holds a BS in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, India, an MS in Computer Science from State University of New York (SUNY), and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in North Carolina.

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