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Migrating big data workloads to Azure HDInsight

Migrating big data workloads to the cloud remains a key priority for our customers and Azure HDInsight is committed to making that journey simple and cost effective. HDInsight partners with Unravel whose mission is to reduce the complexity of delivering ... continue reading

Manage Azure HDInsight clusters using .NET, Python, or Java

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Azure HDInsight management SDKs for .NET, Python, and Java. Highlights of this release More languages: In addition to .NET, you can now easily manage your HDInsight clusters using Python ... continue reading
3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

Businesses today are faced with the challenge of staying profitable and investing in future innovations. Speed and flexibility are the name of the game, and effective data-scaling techniques are highly sought after. Yet exploding data volumes, diverse data types, and ... continue reading
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Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 2: Cluster health and availability

This is the second blog post in a four-part series on Monitoring on Azure HDInsight. "Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 1: An Overview" discusses the three main monitoring categories: cluster health and availability, resource utilization and performance, and job status ... continue reading
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Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 1: An Overview

Azure HDInsight offers several ways to monitor your Hadoop, Spark, or Kafka clusters. Monitoring on HDInsight can be broken down into three main categories: Cluster health and availability Resource utilization and performance Job status and logs Two main monitoring tools ... continue reading

Join us at SQL Bits 2019 February 27-March 2 in Manchester, UK!

Data never rests, nor does the data platform. It keeps evolving as more organizations turn to data driven insights to stay ahead and prepare for the future. Be a part of the largest SQL Server professional gathering in Europe at ... continue reading
Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment

This blog entry comes from Buck Woody, who recently rejoined the SQL Server team from the Machine Learning and AI team. For those of you who havent met me or read any of my books or blog entries, its great ... continue reading

Transitioning big data workloads to the cloud: Best practices from Unravel Data

Migrating on-premises Apache Hadoop® and Spark workloads to the cloud remains a key priority for many organizations. In my last post, I shared “Tips and tricks for migrating on-premises Hadoop infrastructure to Azure HDInsight.” In this series, one of HDInsight’s ... continue reading

Get up to speed with Azure HDInsight: The comprehensive guide

Azure HDInsight is an easy, cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics. With HDInsight, you get managed clusters for various Apache big data technologies, such as Spark, MapReduce, Kafka, Hive, HBase, Storm and ML Services backed by a 99.9% SLA ... continue reading
Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase

Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help businesses and consumers get the most out of their data assets. With the leading database in the world, SQL Server, and the rapidly growing ... continue reading