Posted by Colette Stallbaumer
Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced plans to release an additional limited customer preview of the Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure in the first half of 2012. Since the first limited preview was released in December, customers such as Webtrends and the University of Dundee have been using the service to glean simple, actionable insights from complex data sets hosted in the cloud.  Given the escalating demand, the preview is expanding from 400 to nearly 2000 invitation codes. 

Check out the STB Newsbytes blog for more details on new features included in the expanded preview.  Interested in signing up?  Visit http://www.hadooponazure.com to register.