Hadoop Connector now available for Azure Cosmos DB

18 February 2015

The Hadoop Connector for Azure Cosmos DB allows users to perform complex analytics jobs on data within the Apache Hadoop framework. Azure Cosmos DB databases can now function as data sources and sinks for Pig, Apache Hive, and MapReduce jobs. By passing queries to Azure Cosmos DB to take advantage of its rich querying capabilities, data can be reduced and filtered before Hadoop processing, helping increase the efficiency of data aggregations and manipulations. The Hadoop Connector is also compatible with Azure HDInsight. This enables a broad range of analytics scenarios over unstructured data in many industries, including gaming, energy, and healthcare. The Hadoop Connector is available now as open source software on GitHub and Maven. There is no additional charge for this feature. For more information, please visit the Hadoop Connector for Azure Cosmos DB page.

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