Public previews of Windows Azure HDInsight Service and Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows, Microsoft’s Apache Hadoop-based solutions for Windows Azure and Windows Server.

For more information and access to the previews go to - http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/solutions-technologies/business-intelligence/big-data.aspx

Why Microsoft HDInsight?
  • 100% Apache Hadoop compatible Big Data implementation.
  • Microsoft support of HDInsight on Windows Server and Windows Azure.
  • Simplified deployment and ease of manageability with System Center 2012 or Windows Azure.
  • Elegant connectivity to Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and Business Intelligence tools