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Easy, cost-effective, enterprise-grade service for open source analytics

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.

  • Use HDInsight tools to easily get started in your favorite development environment.
  • HDInsight integrates seamlessly with other Azure services, including Data Factory and Data Lake Storage, for building comprehensive analytics pipelines.

Why HDInsight?


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 SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Cosmos DB, Data Lake Storage, Blob Storage, Event Hubs and Data Factory.

Simplified monitoring

HDInsight integrates with Azure Log Analytics to provide a single interface where you can monitor all your clusters.

Broad application support

HDInsight supports a broad range of applications from the big data ecosystem, which you can install with a single click. Pick from more than 30 popular Hadoop and Spark applications for a variety of scenarios.

Multiple languages and tools

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

Azure HDInsight Ecosystem


Apache Zeppelin

VS Code



Data access





Machine Learning


Azure Data Lake Storage


Apache Ranger

Azure Active Directory

Virtual Network

Customers using HDInsight

  • Roche
  • LG CNS
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Asos

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.

使用 HDInsight 进行提取、转换和加载 (ETL)使用 Hadoop MapReduce 和 Apache Spark 按需提取、转换和加载大数据群集。

Streaming using HDInsight

Ingest and process millions of streaming events per second with Apache Kafka, Apache Storm and Apache Spark Streaming.

使用 HDInsight 进行流式处理使用 Apache Kafka、Apache Storm 和 Apache Spark 流式处理,每秒接收和处理数百万流式处理事件。

Interactive querying with HDInsight

Perform fast, interactive SQL queries at scale over structured or unstructured data with Apache Hive LLAP.

使用 HDInsight 进行交互式查询使用 Apache Hive LLAP 对结构化或非结构化数据快速执行大规模的交互式 SQL 查询。

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.

使用 HDInsight 扩展本地大数据投资将本地大数据投资扩展至云,并使用 HDInsight 的高级分析功能来转换业务。

Use Cases

Customer insights

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.

Personalised recommendations

Engage your customers in new ways by building personalised recommendation engines.

Learn how ASOS uses HDInsight for personalised recommendations.

Predictive maintenance

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.

Risk assessment

Build better models by transforming and analysng your critical data and help keep your data secure with enterprise-grade capabilities.

Learn how Milliman uses HDInsight for risk assessment.

Related products and services

Azure Databricks

Fast, easy and collaborative Apache Spark-based analytics platform

Azure Data Lake Storage

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SQL Data Warehouse

Elastic data warehouse as a service with enterprise-class features

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