Database and Analytics

TH18 Big Data with Hadoop Spark and Azure HDInsight


2:15pm - 3:30pm

Level: Intermediate

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence


As Big Data starts to move beyond the hype cycle, Hadoop is reaching critical mass as a true enterprise computing tool. Microsoft's flavor of Hadoop, Azure HDInsight, has matured a great deal. It's now available in Linux, as well as the original Windows version. It has also added support for Apache Spark, which changes the game significantly. This session will help you learn about Hadoop and Spark, how they work, how to get them running on the Azure cloud and how to integrate them with SQL Server, Power BI and Excel.