What are the benefits of HDInsight?
Easily run popular open source frameworks – including Apache Hadoop, Spark and Kafka – using Azure HDInsight, a cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics. Effortlessly process massive amounts of data and get all the benefits of the broad open source ecosystem with the global scale of Azure.
- Quickly spin up big data clusters on demand, scale them up or down based on your usage needs and pay only for what you use.
- Use HDInsight tools to easily get started in your favourite development environment.
- Meet industry and government compliance standards and protect your enterprise data assets using an Azure Virtual Network, encryption and integration with Azure Active Directory.
- HDInsight integrates seamlessly with other Azure services, including Data Factory and Data Lake Storage, for building comprehensive analytics pipelines.
Quickly spin up open source projects and clusters, with no hardware to install or infrastructure to manage.
Reduce costs by creating big data clusters on demand, easily scaling them up or down, and paying only for what you use.
Get enterprise-grade security and industry-leading compliance with more than 30 certifications.
Create optimised components for Hadoop, Spark and more. Keep up to date with the latest versions.
What comes with HDInsight?
Open source ecosystem
HDInsight supports the latest open source projects from the Apache Hadoop and Spark ecosystems. Stay up to date with the newest releases of open source frameworks, including Kafka, HBase and Hive LLAP.
Security and compliance
Get enterprise-grade data protection with monitoring, virtual networks, encryption, Active Directory authentication, authorisation and role-based access control. HDInsight has more than 30 industry certifications, including ISO, SOC, HIPAA and PCI, to meet compliance standards.
Native integration with Azure services
Seamlessly integrate with a wide variety of Azure data stores and services, including Synapse Analytics, Azure Cosmos DB, Data Lake Storage, Blob Storage, Event Hubs and Data Factory.
HDInsight integrates with Azure Log Analytics to provide a single interface where you can monitor all your clusters.
Broad app support
HDInsight supports a broad range of apps from the big data ecosystem, which you can install with a single click. Pick from more than 30 popular Hadoop and Spark apps for a variety of scenarios.
Multiple languages and tools
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What can you do with HDInsight?
Extract, transform and load (ETL) using HDInsight
Extract, transform and load your big data clusters on demand with Hadoop MapReduce and Apache Spark.
Streaming using HDInsight
Ingest and process millions of streaming events per second with Apache Kafka, Apache Storm and Apache Spark Streaming.
Interactive querying with HDInsight
Perform fast, interactive SQL queries at scale over structured or unstructured data with Apache Hive LLAP.
Extend your on-premises big data investments with HDInsight
Extend your on-premises big data investments to the cloud and transform your business using the advanced analytics capabilities of HDInsight.
Help employees make data-driven decisions by building an end-to-end open source analytics platform. Easily process massive amounts of data from different sources.
Learn how Reckitt Benckiser uses HDInsight for consumer insights.
Engage your customers in new ways by building personalised recommendation engines.
Learn how ASOS uses HDInsight for personalised recommendations.
Predict and prevent failures and keep vital equipment running. Ingest and process data in real time to optimise operations.
Learn how Roche Diagnostics uses HDInsight for predictive maintenance.
Build better models by transforming and analysing your critical data, and help keep your data secure with enterprise-grade capabilities.
Learn how Milliman uses HDInsight for risk assessment.
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