SQL Server

TH20 Big Data-BI Fusion: Microsoft HDInsight & MS BI


1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Level: Intermediate

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence


HDInsight is the name of Microsoft’s distribution of Apache Hadoop, the essential and defining technology of the Big Data world. HDInsight runs on Windows Server and Windows Azure alike, and yet provides an environment that users of other Hadoop distributions will find familiar and quickly useable.

But why in the world would Microsoft embrace an open source technology, written in Java, and customarily run on clusters of Linux servers? Two words: Business Intelligence. HDInsight (and Hadoop in general) become far more enterprise-friendly when combined with Microsoft BI technologies like PowerPivot, Analysis Services and Power View. And those BI technologies become far more valuable when analyzing output from Hadoop and other Big Data technologies. And then there’s SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, which actually blends the BI and Big Data worlds together in one product.

In this session, Microsoft BI expert and ZDNet Big Data blogger Andrew Brust will introduce you to HDInsight and its developer tools, demonstrate relevant BI tools and show how they work together. He’ll also show how developers with relational database skills can make the jump into this exciting and opportunity-filled area.

You will learn:

  • Learn about Microsoft HDInsight, its .NET SDK for Hadoop, and LINQ Provider for Apache Hive
  • Understand how Microsoft’s newest BI technologies work
  • See how SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse’s PolyBase technology integrates Hadoop and SQL Server
  • Learn how HDInsight and Microsoft BI, together, make Big Data ready for mainstream devs and the Enterprise