By Chris Harris

 

Combining forces, Microsoft and Hortonworks were excited to provide all the hackers access to the HDInsight Service during the London Yahoo! Hackathon weekend. The hackers got a chance to learn about Hadoop and really put the new Hadoop Azure service through its paces.

Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacentres. Sitting on Azure, HDInsight is Microsoft’s Hadoop-based service that brings a 100% Enterprise ready Apache Hadoop solution from Hortonworks to the cloud. HDInsight gives you the ability to gain the full value of Big Data with a modern, cloud-based data platform that manages data of any type, whether structured or unstructured, and of any size.

To get ideas flowing, the Hortonworks team kicked the morning with a walkthrough of common Hadoop patterns. If you are looking for idea of a new Hadoop project of your own, you can check out the slides at https://speakerdeck.com/cj_harris5/hadoop-at-yahoo-hack-day.

For the hackers that wanted a Hadoop deep dive, the team delivered a workshop that cover Hadoop tips and tricks. If you are processing data in Hadoop today, you may want to check out the Pig and Hive tips at https://speakerdeck.com/cj_harris5/hadoop-workshop-at-yahoohack