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Why use Microsoft Azure HDInsight?

Key differentiators & advantages of Microsoft Azure HDInsight

  • Store your data of all types and sizes at low cost
  • Get Hadoop with no hassle – deploy a 100% Apache-based Hadoop cluster on HDInsight in minutes or deploy on premises with HDP on Windows from Hortonworks
  • Discover new insights by combining relational and non-relational data with PolyBase, a feature of SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse
  • Easily analyze Hadoop data right within Microsoft Excel
  • Combine internal and external data using Power BI and make it easy to answer new types of questions