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What's new in the Hadoop cluster versions provided by HDInsight?

Learn what Hadoop components and versions are included in HDInsight.

Get started using Hadoop in HDInsight

HDInsight continues to keep pace with Hadoop cluster versions. Get up to speed with Hadoop cluster versions 1.2, 2.2, and 2.4 on HDInsight.

Introduction to Hadoop in HDInsight

Get an overview of HDInsight components, common terminology, and scenarios, and see resources for HDInsight, Apache Hadoop, and Microsoft Business Intelligence.

Get started with the HDInsight Emulator

Learn how to use the Microsoft HDInsight Emulator for Azure, which provides a local development environment.

Get started using HBase with Hadoop in HDInsight

Apache HBase is an open source, distributed, large-scale data store that provides low latency for random reads and writes. In this tutorial, learn how to create and query HBase tables with HDInsight.

Run the Hadoop samples in HDInsight

The four samples included are intended to get you started quickly and to give you an extensible testing bed to work through concepts. Create data sets, and observe the effects of data size on jobs.

Develop

Develop Java MapReduce programs for Hadoop in HDInsight

Follow this end-to-end scenario to learn how to develop and test a word-counting MapReduce job on HDInsight Emulator, and then deploy and run it on HDInsight.

Develop C# Hadoop streaming programs for HDInsight

Learn how to develop and test a Hadoop streaming MapReduce program on HDInsight Emulator, and then run it on HDInsight using a PowerShell script.

HDInsight SDK Reference Documentation

Configure and run jobs on HDInsight clusters using Azure HDInsight PowerShell. Develop applications that manage HDInsight jobs with the Azure HDInsight .NET SDK.

Debug Hadoop in HDInsight: Interpret error messages

Learn about errors that can occur when using PowerShell to manage HDInsight and the steps for recovering from them.

Submit Hadoop jobs in HDInsight

Learn how to submit MapReduce and Hive jobs using PowerShell and HDInsight .NET SDK.

Use Hadoop MapReduce in HDInsight

Learn how to use Azure PowerShell from your workstation to submit a MapReduce program that counts word occurrences in text to an HDInsight cluster.

Use Hive with Hadoop in HDInsight

Use HiveQL to query data in an Apache log4j log file, and report basic statistics.

Use Pig with Hadoop in HDInsight

Write Pig Latin statements to analyze an Apache log4j log file, and run various queries on the data to generate output.

Use Python with Hive and Pig in HDInsight

Both Hive and Pig allow you to create User Defined Functions (UDF) using a variety of programming languages. Learn how to use a Python UDF from Hive and Pig.

Move data with Sqoop between a Hadoop cluster and a database

Learn how to use Azure PowerShell from a workstation to run Sqoop import and export between an HDInsight cluster and an Azure SQL database.

Use Oozie with Hadoop in HDInsight

Learn how to run an Apache Oozie workflow to process a log4j log file to count the occurrences of each log level type. Then, export the results to an Azure SQL database table.

Serialize data with the Microsoft .NET Library for Avro

Learn how to use the Microsoft .NET Library for Avro to serialize objects and other data structures into streams of bytes in order to persist them to memory, a database or a file.

Analyze

Determine user preferences with Mahout on HDInsight

Learn how to use a Mahout recommendation engine on HDInsight to determine user preferences. Mahout is a machine learning library for Apache Hadoop that contains algorithms for processing data, such as filtering, classification, and clustering.

Perform graph analysis with Giraph using Hadoop

Learn how to use Apache Giraph to find the shortest path between objects using Hadoop on HDInsight. With Giraph, you can gain insights into relationships, such as between friends on social networks (also called a "social graph") or between routers on a large network like the internet.

Analyze Twitter data with Hadoop in HDInsight

Learn how to use Hive to analyze Twitter data to find usage frequency of a particular word.

Analyze flight delay data using Hadoop in HDInsight

Learn how to use Hive to calculate the average flight delay among airports, and how to use Sqoop to export the results to SQL Database.

Connect Excel to Hadoop with the Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver

Import data from Azure HDInsight into Excel using the Microsoft Hive ODBC Driver.

Connect Excel to Hadoop with Power Query

A key feature of Microsoft’s Big Data solution is solid integration of Apache Hadoop with Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) components. Learn how to use Power Query to import HDInsight data into Excel.

Manage

Availability and reliability of Hadoop clusters in HDInsight

HDInsight clusters are enhanced to provide the reliability and availability required to manage enterprise workloads.

Manage Hadoop clusters in HDInsight using Management Portal

Learn how to use Azure Management Portal to create an HDInsight cluster, and how to open the administrative tools.

Manage Hadoop clusters in HDInsight using PowerShell

Learn how to manage HDInsight clusters using a local Azure PowerShell console.

Manage Hadoop clusters in HDInsight using the command-line interface

Learn how to use the Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface to manage HDInsight clusters.

Monitor Hadoop clusters in HDInsight using the Ambari API

Use the Apache Ambari APIs for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Hadoop clusters. Ambari has intuitive operator tools and robust APIs that hide the complexity of Hadoop.

Use time-based Oozie coordinator with Hadoop in HDInsight

Learn how to define workflows and coordinators, and how to trigger the Hadoop jobs based on time.

Provision Hadoop clusters in HDInsight

Learn how to provision HDInsight clusters using Azure Management Portal, PowerShell, the command-line interface, and the HDInsight .NET SDK.

Upload data for Hadoop jobs in HDInsight

Learn how to upload and access data in HDInsight using Azure Storage Explorer, Azure PowerShell, the Hadoop command line, or Sqoop.

Use Azure Blob storage with Hadoop in HDInsight

Learn how HDInsight works with data that is stored in Azure Blob storage, when to store data in HDFS, and when to store it in Blob storage.