July 03, 2013

Microsoft’s Big Data Strategy

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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

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