Fully managed, full-spectrum open-source analytics service for enterprises.

A fully managed, full-spectrum open-source analytics service for enterprises.

Azure HDInsight is a fully managed cloud service that makes it easy, fast and cost-effective to process massive amounts of data. Use popular open-source frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, Hive, LLAP, Kafka, Storm, R and more. Azure HDInsight enables a broad range of scenarios such as ETL, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning, IoT and more.

Cloud native

Provides an end-to-end SLA for your production workloads. Create optimised components for Hadoop, Spark. Hive, LLAP, Kafka, Storm, HBase and R.


Available in most Azure regions around the globe. Also available in Azure government clouds in the US, China and Germany to meet sovereign compliance requirements.

Secure and compliant

Enterprise-grade protection of your data with monitoring, virtual networks, encryption, Active Directory authentication, authorisation, role-based access control, and more. Meets the most popular industry and government compliance standards.


Use your preferred productivity tools such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, IntelliJ, Jupyter and Zeppelin. Write code in familiar languages such as Scala, Python, R, Java and .NET.

Low cost

A cost-effective service that is powerful and reliable. Only pay for what you use. Create clusters on demand, then scale them up or down. Decoupled compute and storage provide better performance and flexibility.


Seamlessly integrate with the most popular third-party Big Data solutions with a single click. Easily extend your cluster capabilities with applications and edge nodes, and customise using script actions.

Customers powering Big Data Analytics through Azure HDInsight

  • Toyota
  • Jet.com
  • Milliman
  • AccuWeather
  • Johnson Controls
  • LG CNS
  • Asos
  • Schneider Electric
  • GE Healthcare
  • eToro
  • PROS

What can you build with Azure HDInsight?

Learn about use cases below:

Internet of Things and Streaming applications

Toyota’s Connected Car, Office 365 and Bing Ads are processing millions of events/sec for real-time big data processing on HDInsight through Kafka, Storm and Spark Streaming.

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Data science and machine learning

Transform your business by adding intelligence to your applications and organisation.

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Data warehousing

Perform interactive query at petabyte scale over structured or unstructured data in any format; build models while connecting with your favourite BI tool.

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Hybrid with Azure HDInsight and on-premises

Extend your on-premises investments to the cloud and transform your business by leveraging the advanced analytics and BI offerings in the cloud.

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HDInsight learning path