Hadoop with no hassle
Quickly build a Hadoop cluster in minutes when you need it, and delete it when your work is done. Choose the right cluster size to optimize for time to insight or cost. Seamlessly integrate HDInsight into your existing analysis workflows with Windows Azure PowerShell and Windows Azure Command-Line Interface.
Open and flexible
Based on 100% Apache Hadoop, HDInsight enables your big data solutions to run in Windows Azure. In addition, with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), you can also run your big data applications on Windows Server or Linux. This flexibility is unique in the industry and allows you to take advantage of existing Apache Hadoop projects including Apache Pig, Hive, Sqoop and much more.
Insights through Excel
Empower users to gain actionable insights by analyzing unstructured data from HDInsight in Microsoft Excel. Mash up results from HDInsight with data from internal, external, relational and non-relational sources. Use Microsoft Excel’s advanced technology such as Power Query, PowerPivot and Power View to perform dynamic analysis on the combined data set. Map your data easily with Power Map, a powerful 3D mapping tool in Excel 2013.
Building Big Data apps your way
For developers, HDInsight offers programmability with your choice of language, including Java, .NET, and other languages. .NET developers can use the power of language-integrated query with LINQ to Hive. Database developers can take advantage of existing SQL skills to query and transform data through Hive.