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.

  • 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 favorite 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.

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 optimized 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, authorization, 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.

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

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Machine Learning


Azure Data Lake Storage


Apache Ranger

Azure Active Directory

Virtual Network

Customers using HDInsight

Reckitt Benckiser

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.

HDInsight kullanarak ayıklama, dönüştürme ve yükleme (ETL)Hadoop MapReduce ve Apache Spark ile büyük veri kümelerinizi isteğe bağlı olarak ayıklayın, dönüştürün ve yükleyin.

Streaming using HDInsight

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

HDInsight kullanarak akış oluşturmaApache Kafka, Apache Storm ve Apache Spark Streaming ile saniyede milyonlarca akış olayını alın ve işleyin.

Interactive querying with HDInsight

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

HDInsight ile etkileşimli sorgulamaApache Hive LLAP ile yapılandırılmış veya yapılandırılmamış veriler üzerinde, uygun ölçekte hızlı, etkileşimli SQL sorguları gerçekleştirin.

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.

HDInsight ile şirket içi büyük veri yatırımlarınızı genişletinŞirket içi büyük veri yatırımlarınızı buluta genişletin ve HDInsight’ın gelişmiş analiz özelliklerini kullanarak işletmenizi dönüşüme uğratın.

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.

Personalized recommendations

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

Learn how ASOS uses HDInsight for personalized recommendations.

Predictive maintenance

Predict and prevent failures and keep vital equipment running. Ingest and process data in real time to optimize operations.

Learn how Roche Diagnostics uses HDInsight for predictive maintenance.

Risk assessment

Build better models by transforming and analyzing 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

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Azure Data Lake Storage

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Azure Synapse Analytics

Limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight (formerly SQL Data Warehouse)

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