Posted by Openness Team

Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure HDInsight with support for Hadoop 2.2.

Big Data

HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows Azure. It allows customers to dynamically provision Hadoop clusters to process data, revealing new insights and supporting better decision making.

To learn more about how customers are using HDInsight today to unlock insights from big data, check out CIO magazine’s recent coverage of “9 Windows Azure HDInsight Big Data Success Stories.”

To get started with HDInsight with support for Hadoop 2.2, visit the documentation guide here.